BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo
professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division
of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of
the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
Fellowship status is awarded to AGS members who have
demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed
to the progress of geriatrics care and are active participants in
An expert in geriatrics and gerontology with a background in
molecular biology and biochemistry, Troen specializes in
researching the biology of aging, frailty, osteoporosis and vitamin
As head of a division in the UB School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences currently involving 19 diverse
faculty-clinicians and researchers, Troen oversees geriatric and
palliative medicine fellowships, as well as training for medical
students and residents focused on geriatrics, palliative care and
end-of-life care and communication.
Troen is an investigator on SNAP: SUNY Network Aging
Partnership: Investigating Frailty and Enhancing Lifespan Across
the Health Spectrum.
He also is principal investigator on studies assessing
resveratrol and resveratrol mimetics on aging bone, as well as the
physical performance of an animal model with vitamin D
insufficiency. Both studies are funded by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs. Troen also has an appointment with the VA
Western New York Healthcare System.
With implications for multiple disciplines, his research has
been published in diverse journals covering nutrition, geriatrics,
genetics, endocrinology, psychiatry, alternative medicine and
He co-edited the book “The Geripause: Medical Management
During the Late Menopause,” and authored chapters in such
textbooks as “Geriatric Nutrition: The Health
Professional’s Handbook,” “Principles and
Practice of Geriatric Surgery,” “Case-Based Geriatrics:
A Global Approach” and “Hazzard’s Principles of
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.”
In addition, Troen has won the American Geriatrics
Society’s Best Paper Award for his research on organ-specific
diseases and the biology of aging. He also received the Bristol
Myers Award for excellence in oncology research.
Before joining the UB Department of Medicine in 2013, Troen was
a faculty member in geriatrics and interim chief of the Division of
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the University of
Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
He also has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan
School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In
addition, Troen has been a longstanding physician-investigator
within the VA Healthcare System, holding appointments at Geriatric
Research Education and Clinical Centers in Ann Arbor, Mich.,
the Bronx and Miami.
He completed a clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine at the
University of Michigan School of Medicine and a research fellowship
in molecular biology with the National Cancer Institute.
He completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis after earning his A.B. in biochemistry from
Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School, both with