Associate Professor, Geriatrics Division, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Carla Perissinotto is an associate professor in the Geriatrics Division of the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco. Certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative medicine, she cares for older adults at the Over60 Health Center and through UCSF Care at Home. Since joining the UCSF faculty in 2010 as a clinician-educator, Perissinotto has received multiple honors for teaching excellence, including the HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award from 2010 to 2015, with which she developed curricula on elderly patient care. Her research interests include understanding loneliness in older adults, and she has a special interest in teaching primary care doctors how to more effectively recognize cognitive impairment.