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
InternshipMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyMontreal General HospitalInternal Medicine
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolKaiser, Faculty Development Program in General Internal Medicine
FellowshipHarvard Medical School, Division on Aging and Beth Israel HospitalGeriatrics and Gerontology
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical SchoolBiological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
PostdoctoralMount Sinai Medical CenterNeurobiology and Gerontology
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

Aging augments the impact of influenza respiratory tract infection on mobility impairments, muscle-localized inflammation, and muscle atrophy. Bartley, Jenna M; Pan, Sarah J; Keilich, Spencer R; Hopkins, Jacob W; Al-Naggar, Iman M; Kuche, George A; Haynes, Laura. (2016). Aging,

A Geriatric Perspective on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Parham, Kourosh; Kuchel, George A. (2016). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society,

T-Cell Immunity to Influenza in Older Adults: A Pathophysiological Framework for Development of More Effective Vaccines. McElhaney, Janet E; Kuchel, George A; Zhou, Xin; Swain, Susan L; Haynes, Laura. (2016). Frontiers in immunology, (7), 41.

Geriatric perspective on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Parham, K. * & Kuchel, G.A. (2016). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.,

Functional Brain Imaging and the Neural Basis for Voiding Dysfunction in Older Adults. Smith, Phillip P; Kuchel, George A; Griffiths, Derek. (2015). Clinics in geriatric medicine, 4, (31), 549-65.