Dr. Deborah Kado is Professor and Chief of Geriatric Research in the Division of Population Health and Primary Care at Stanford University. She also serves as the Director of the Advanced Fellowship Training in Geriatrics program for the GRECC at the VA Palo Alto and as co-director of Stanford’s Center on Longevity. She graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed her internal medicine and chief residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. From there, she was at UCSF for her post-doctoral research training in clinical research, followed by a Master’s Degree of Science in Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, and a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at UCLA. Her primary research focus has been on osteoporosis and the related disorder hyperkyphosis. Over more recent years, her academic interests have broadened to include almost all things aging. She has enjoyed continuous funding from the NIH since she started on the UCLA faculty in 2000 and in 2007 defined hyperkyphosis as a new geriatric syndrome.