Greg Sachs, MD

Dr. Greg Sachs is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Investigator in the IU Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Sachs received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1981 and his MD from Yale University in 1985. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, staying on to complete a combined three-year geriatrics and clinical ethics fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Christine Cassel. Dr. Sachs joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1990 and became the founding Chief of the new Section of Geriatrics there in 2000, serving in that role until his move to IU in the summer of 2007.

Dr. Sachs's research and writing have focused on ethical issues in geriatrics, especially ethical issues involved in research on people with dementia, care of comorbid medical conditions in people with dementia, and care at the end of life. Dr. Sachs has been the recipient of grants from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institute of Aging. His work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In 2001, Dr. Sachs received the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and was a Medical Honoree of the national Alzheimer's Association. Dr. Sachs currently serves on the Board of Directors of AGS and the editorial board of JAGS.

Dr. Sachs sees patients in the Healthy Aging Brain Center, an affiliated site of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, located within the Center for Senior Health at Wishard Hospital.

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