BOSTON (August 6, 2019) –Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, today announced Julia Siegel Breton, M.D. has joined HSL as a clinical geriatrician. Dr. Siegel Breton joins HSL’s Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, the long-term chronic care hospital located on HSL’s Roslindale campus. Dr. Siegel Breton will also be part of the Harvard Medical School Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program.
“We’re happy to have Dr. Siegel Breton join us at HSL and, more specifically, to have her be part of the fellowship program,” said Helen Chen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife. “Dr. Siegel Breton graduated from the same fellowship program in 2016, so she is no stranger to HSL. She will be an excellent role model for present and future fellows.”
Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Siegel Breton completed postgraduate training in family medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance residency program affiliated with Tufts University. For the past three years, she practiced geriatrics in the Cambridge Health Alliance Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She also held administrative leadership positions at Tufts University School of Medicine and was the lead mentor with a concentration in palliative care for the Tufts Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Siegel Breton attended the University of Virginia, where she received one of the university’s highest honors: Lawn Resident. This honor is a peer-selected honor in recognition of service and scholarship, and recipients live in one of Thomas Jefferson’s historic residences. She then spent several years working in geriatric research before obtaining her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. While there, she participated in the Inner-City, International, and Rural Medicine Honors program, dedicated to the care of underserved communities.
“I have always cared greatly for our aging population,” said Dr. Siegel Breton. “As a teen, I volunteered at a nursing home in my home state of Virginia and I never looked back. I am thrilled to join nationally recognized Hebrew SeniorLife because I will be able to leverage my academic appointments and teaching skills to help new geriatricians grow professionally while caring for some of our most vulnerable population.”
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Founded in Boston in 1903, the nonprofit organization today provides communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook, or read our blog.