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:
  • UConn 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

Changes in the expression of splicing factor transcripts and variations in alternative splicing are associated with lifespan in mice and humans. Lee, Benjamin P; Pilling, Luke C; Emond, Florence; Flurkey, Kevin; Harrison, David E; Yuan, Rong; Peters, Luanne L; Kuchel, George A; Ferrucci, Luigi; Melzer, David; Harries, Lorna W. (2016). Aging cell,

IL-2 and IL-6 cooperate to enhance the generation of influenza-specific CD8 T cells responding to live influenza virus in aged mice and humans. Zhou, Xin; Hopkins, Jacob W; Wang, Chongkai; Brahmakshatriya, Vinayak; Swain, Susan L; Kuchel, George A; Haynes, Laura; McElhaney, Janet E. (2016). Oncotarget,

Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span. Losada, Liliana; Amundsen, Cindy L; Ashton-Miller, James; Chai, Toby; Close, Clare; Damaser, Margot; DiSanto, Michael; Dmochowski, Roger; Fraser, Matthew O; Kielb, Stephanie J; Kuchel, George; Mueller, Elizabeth R; Parker-Autry, Candace; Wolfe, Alan J; Mallampalli, Monica P. (2016). Journal of women's health (2002),

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,