Building a movement to advance care quality at home
Dr. Carla Perissinotto is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. In 2017, Carla was appointed the first Associate Chief for Geriatrics Clinical Programs at UCSF. Her main work is in UCSF Care at Home, which provides medical care to homebound older adults. From 2008-2017, Carla spent a portion of her clinical time at the Over 60 Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, serving adults over age 55 in Alameda County. At Over 60, Carla directed the educational programs for UCSF learners and focused on practice change by establishing a team-based model for community-based Geriatrics seeing adults across a continuum of care.
Carla is dedicated to working in both community and academic settings, and she has also had the privilege to work in clinical settings internationally, most notably, El Salvador, Kenya and Mexico. Annually, she volunteers in Chiapas, Mexico at the Hospital San Carlos, which serves the indigenous people of Chiapas.
She has a particular passion for examining the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults.