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
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-8400
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Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Fellow
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
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
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
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
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

C-reactive protein, vitamin D deficiency, and slow gait speed. Kositsawat, Jatupol; Barry, Lisa C; Kuchel, George A. (2013). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 9, (61), 1574-9.

Editorial comment. Smith, Phillip P; Kuchel, George A. (2013). The Journal of urology, 5, (189), 1810.

Stroke severity and outcomes for octogenarians receiving statins. Phipps, Michael S; Zeevi, Neer; Staff, Ilene; Fortunato, Gil; Kuchel, George A; McCullough, Louise D. (2013). Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 3, (57), 377-82.

Gender differences in anthropometric predictors of physical performance in older adults. Fragala, Maren S; Clark, M H; Walsh, Stephen J; Kleppinger, Alison; Judge, James O; Kuchel, George A; Kenny, Anne M. (2012). Gender medicine, 6, (9), 445-56.

Interventional stroke therapies in the elderly: are we helping?. Zeevi, N; Kuchel, G A; Lee, N S; Staff, I; McCullough, L D. (2012). AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 4, (33), 638-42.