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Stephen Bonasera, MD, PhD

Department Photo of Dr. Stephen Bonaseraof Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine 

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
  • Professor of Healthcare Delivery & Population Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA     
    • Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine (1998-2000)
    • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine (1995-1998)
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    M.D. (cum laude) (1988-1995)
  • Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Atlanta, GA     
    Ph.D. (1988-1995)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    B.S., Electrical Engineering (1979-1984)

Scholarly Foci

  • Models for outpatient care delivery
  • Assessment of functional status in community-dwelling adults
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Molecular and systems biology of CNS aging
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs     
    • Member (2022-present)
  • American Geriatrics Society
    • Economics and Technology Committee, Health Systems Innovation (2019-2022)
    • Member (2008-present)
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
    • Member (2010-present)
  • Society for Neuroscience     
    • Member (1990-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (2008, 2017)
  • Joseph P. and Harriet K. Gilmore Distinguished New Investigator Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2012)
  • Excellence in Direct Teaching, The Haile T. Debbas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California, San Francisco (2009)
  • Fellow, Brookdale Foundation Group (2001-2003)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Emory University (1994)

Contact Information

Internal Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated March 2023)