Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program - Welcome

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Program Director's Welcome


Welcome to the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.


Our program's strength lies in our commitment to train and retain geriatric physicians for underserved inner city residents, and veterans; both are disproportionately affected by national shortage of geriatricians. We receive great support from the Department of Medicine and VA New Jersey Health Care System.

Our fellows sees a plethora of challenging and diverse clinical cases rotating through the University Hospital system and the VA NJ health care system. Our fellows benefit from being engaged in a robust academic institution. Our fellows are nurtured with cutting edge research in all medicine specialties. After graduation, our fellows receive support for career opportunities both in private practice and academic medicine.


Eric Tien Yen Chyn, MD, CMD

Eric Tien Yen Chyn, MD, CMD

Program Director

Faculty Profile

Dr. Chyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Rutgers Health New Jersey Medical School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 2009 from University of British Columbia. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 2013 from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2016 at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Queens Hospital Center Program and Geriatric Fellowship in 2017 at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Chyn has been a Faculty member at the New Jersey Medical School since 2020.  He initiated the first geriatric care and consultation clinic, housed within the Ambulatory Care Center. He collaborated with Trauma Surgery and started the first inpatient geriatrics consultation service within the University Hospital System.