Levy Community Seminar

Given the dearth of physicians trained to care for older adults, it’s important that anyone approaching or over age 65 be an active partner in their medical care.   Attending this event is an important step in that direction!

Tuesday September 26th, 2017  
A video of this event is now available online

Here’s some of what will be covered:

  • How to personalize your medical care as you age;

  • How to weigh the pros and cons of new medications, and how medications affect older adults;

  • How to be an active participant in your medical decisions, and make sure you’re heard; and

  • How to think through and prepare for major health challenges like surgery.


John Newman, MD, PhD
, is a visiting scientist at the Buck Institute and assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF. His Buck research focuses on the molecular details of how diet and fasting regulate the genes and pathways that, in turn, control aging. Dr. Newman is also a practicing geriatrician; his clinical work focuses on the care of hospitalized older adults at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Newman completed an MD/PhD at the University of Washington, and did his residency and fellowship training at UCSF.
Victoria Tang, MD, MAS
, serves as the co-founder and medical director of UCSF’s Surgery Wellness Program, an interdisciplinary program that helps optimize the mental and physical health of older adults prior to surgery. Additionally, she works with San Francisco VA surgeons to care for veterans after their major operations. Dr. Tang completed her medical school, residency, and fellowship training at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Following her clinical training, she completed two fellowships (VA Healthcare Quality and Leadership, NIH Aging Research) and received a Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.

Presentation: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon 
Doors open at 10:00 am


Eventbrite - Buck Institute Community Seminar
Complimentary admission

Parking for this event will be at the Buck Institute. Parking is limited; please consider carpooling.

This Community Seminar is generously supported by the Levy Family in Memory of Dr. S. William Levy.

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