Dr. Claudene George began her career by obtaining a degree in pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She worked as a pharmacist for about 2 years before she entered medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and then did a two-year Geriatrics Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. George came to Einstein/Montefiore as a Geriatric Hospitalist and Clinician Educator. She was awarded a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the development of curriculum in the area of geriatric pharmacology and medication management. With this Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA), she developed several core lectures, seminars, and publications on such topics as polypharmacy, the use of psychotropic drugs, medication management in older adults, and pain management. She served as the the Geriatrics Fellowship Program Director and the Geriatrics Clerkship Director for many years, and received a master's degree with distinction in clinical research methods through the Clinical Research Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. George's primary interest is in clinical care, education in geriatrics and medication related research. She has a special interest in polypharmacy and drug interactions and serves on several committees at Einstein/Montefiore, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee.