Physician Profile

George A. Kuchel, M.D., FRCP, AGSF

Director, UConn Center on Aging
Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Office Locations:

UConn Center on Aging
UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor West
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolVanier CollegeHealth Sciences
Medical SchoolMcGill Medical SchoolMedicine
FellowshipHarvard Medical School, Division on Aging and Beth Israel HospitalGeriatrics and Gerontology
InternshipMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
PostdoctoralMount Sinai Medical CenterNeurobiology and Gerontology
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolBiological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolKaiser, Faculty Development Program in General Internal Medicine
ResidencyMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Brookdale Senior Fellow, New York Brookdale Foundation
John A. Hartford Leadership Award
Travelers/Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and GerontologyUniversity of Connecticut
Montreal General Hospital 175th Anniversary Award Montreal General Hospital
Chercheur-Boursier Award, Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec
FellowshipMedical Research Council of Canada
Brookdale National FellowBrookdale Foundation
Royal Canadian Legion Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
Mona Bronfman Scheckman Prize in PsychiatryMcGill
University ScholarMcGill
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Research Interests:

1. Diagnosis and management of common geriatrics syndromes.

2. Role of inflammatory molecules and hormones in frailty, as well as functional declines involving voiding, mobility, cognition and host defense.

3. Design and validation of personalized interventions capable of altering the natural history and outcomes of common geriatrics syndromes.

Languages Other than English:
  • Czech
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Slovak
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Urinary incontinence in frail elderly persons: Report from the 5th International Consultation on Incontinence. Wagg, Adrian; Gibson, William; Ostaszkiewicz, Joan; Johnson, Theodore; Markland, Alayne; Palmer, Mary H; Kuchel, George; Szonyi, George; Kirschner-Hermanns, Ruth. (2015). Neurourology and urodynamics, 5, (34), 398-406.

Advanced therapeutic directions to treat the underactive bladder. Smith, Phillip P; Tyagi, Pradeep; Kuchel, George A; Pore, Subrata; Chermansky, Christopher; Chancellor, Michael; Yoshimura, Naoki; Levanovich, Peter. (2014). International urology and nephrology, (46 Suppl 1), S35-44.

Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and serum leptin in older adults: results from the MOBILIZE Boston study. Wang, Yi; Eliot, Melissa N; Kuchel, George A; Schwartz, Joel; Coull, Brent A; Mittleman, Murray A; Lipsitz, Lewis A; Wellenius, Gregory A. (2014). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 9, (56), e73-7.

Vitamin D insufficiency and abnormal hemoglobin a1c in black and white older persons. Kositsawat, Jatupol; Kuchel, George A; Tooze, Janet A; Houston, Denise K; Cauley, Jane A; Kritchevsky, Stephen B; Strotmeyer, Elsa S; Kanaya, Alka M; Harris, Tamara B; Johnson, Karen C; Barry, Lisa C. (2014). The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 4, (70), 525-31.

HIV and aging: a clinical journey from Koch's postulate to the chronic disease model and the contribution of geriatric syndromes. Chirch, Lisa M; Hasham, Mohamed; Kuchel, George A. (2014). Current opinion in HIV and AIDS, 4, (9), 405-11.