Geriatric Medicine: Primary Care for Seniors

Among the Nation's Best

As your body ages, your health care needs change. It's important to work with a physician who has special training in keeping older adults healthy.

Our Geriatric Medicine Program internists have certifications in geriatrics and provide general health care for patients age 65 and older, including:

  • Primary care
  • Health maintenance
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Acute and chronic care
  • Medical consultations

To make an appointment with any of our physicians, please call 800-926-8273 (new patients) or 858-657-8440 (existing UC San Diego patients).

Meet Our Geriatricians

Victor Legner, MD

Victor Legner, MD, MS
Medical Director

Dr. Legner was a geriatrics fellow at the University of Washington (one of the top 10 programs nationally), and completed a second fellowship in advanced geriatrics there as well. His clinical interests include outpatient geriatrics and pre-operative evaluations of older adults.


Dr. Roopali Gupta

Roopali Gupta, MD

Dr. Gupta was a geriatric medicine fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She values the importance of a strong relationship with her patients (and often their family members or caregivers as well) for individualized decision making in the context of high quality, evidence-based medical care. She also holds a passion for medical education, has won regional and national academic teaching awards, and has presented her research nationally.


Ali Mirza, MD

Ali Mirza, MD

Dr. Mirza previously served as a physician and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Boston University Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. He was the medical director of Avon Lake Family Health Center’s Center for Geriatrics. He has also served as medical director for several nursing homes and hospice programs.


Jairo Romero, MD

Jairo Alberto Romero, MD

Dr. Romero is a respected leader in clinical geriatrics in San Diego County and has been active in supporting a number of important community resources, including the Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers and the county's Department of Aging and Independent Services.


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