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Gary P. Blanchard, MD

Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Education: Tufts University
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital
Fellowship: Brown University

Dr. Gary Blanchard received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and later worked as a newspaper reporter before entering medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Gary completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital (SVH) in Worcester and also completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at Brown University.

Gary is currently SVH’s medical director of geriatrics-palliative medicine – a role in which he directs an interdisciplinary hospital team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physicians, focused particularly on preventing and treating hospital delirium. As an academic clinician-educator, Dr. Blanchard currently has both an outpatient clinical practice (with prior inpatient, rehab, and hospice work) and is the geriatrics-palliative care educational director for SVH’s medicine residents. Gary currently also serves as the Medical Student Education Director for SVH. He has been able to develop original geriatrics curriculum at the medical student, nursing student, and resident level with the help of a prior federal grant focused on interdisciplinary care for older adults. Gary has served as a leader of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Geriatrics Interest Group since 2009. Since 2017, he has also served as a Learning Community mentor, longitudinally advising and teaching Kelley House medical students.