Geriatrics Spotlight 

Every week, we feature one of our talented faculty, staff, or trainees.

Julia Cremer
Julia Cremer, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

What is your role in the Division?
Julia works on the inpatient side at Parnassus in a few different roles. She serves as a consultant on the inpatient ACE unit, co-manages older orthopedic surgical patients, and provides general geriatric consults for a variety of teams in the hospital. 

What are you happiest doing, when you're not working?
Being outside and physically active, spending time with her husband. She particularly loves the ocean and can often be found paddle boarding in Sausalito on her days off. Shopping is also a guilty pleasure that she tries to suppress. 

What would your back-up career be?
Aside from a different career in healthcare, she would run a farm of rescue animals. Her dream is to combine medicine and her love of animals, perhaps with a farm of rescue animals that patients in a Hospice home setting can spend time at.

What are some causes you care about?
Environmental health and animal welfare. To learn about senior dog rescue in San Francisco, check out

Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller, PT, PhD
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Track: T32 Research
Graduate School: Doctoral training in Physical Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University; PhD, University of Colorado

Matt was born on a military base in the desert of southern California and raised near the ocean and casinos of southern New Jersey. He attended a small college in North Jersey, Felician College, on an athletic scholarship for cross-country, and moved on to Thomas Jefferson University to complete his Doctoral training in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Matt moved to San Francisco and worked at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). While at CPMC, Matt obtained his Neurologic Clinical Specialist Board Certification and treated patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord, and other disabling conditions. Working on two research studies at CPMC motivated Matt to pursue his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Colorado. His mixed-methods dissertation examined the effects of psychosocial factors on rehabilitation and physical activity outcomes for people with amputation due to complications of diabetes or vascular disease. Additionally, he worked on multiple clinical trials focused on rehabilitation delivered physical activity behavior change interventions. Outside of work, you will probably see Matt biking, running, hiking, and eating his way through SF!

What’s something about you that would surprise most people?
Matt occasionally makes his own biking caps and loves to laugh (sometimes too loudly)!



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