Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H.

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Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine
Special Interest:
Aging and Geriatrics
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Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor and Director of Geriatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She received her MD degree from the University of Wisconsin, and then headed west to complete residency and fellowship at OHSU, as well as an MPH through the University of Washington.She practices both primary care and consultative geriatrics, and focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle in older adults and in educating all health professionals to be competent in the care of older adults.Her research has focused on interprofessional education, tai chi to improve health in older adults, and falls prevention. She teaches medical students and internal medicine residents, and works with inpatient teams to improve quality of care for older hospitalized patients throughout the institution.She is Principle Investigator for the Oregon Geriatric Education Center, working with OHSU’s Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy; PSU’s Institute on Aging; and OSU’s Gerontology program to find solutions to challenges facing older adults. She also co-directs OHSU’s Healthy Aging Alliance.Dr. Eckstrom is a Co-Director for the OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance


  • Degrees:
    M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    M.P.H., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Residency:
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:
    General Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University; Geriatric Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certification:
    Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

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