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About Us For Patients and their Families Office of Geriatric Research Medical Education Newsletter
The Irving S. Wright Center on Aging

Need a terrific geriatrician?

We are internists and geriatricians who provide both primary care and geriatrician consultation to older adults in a multidisciplinary setting. The Wright Center is dedicated to providing older adults with comprehensive care so that they can lead fulfilling and independent lives to the greatest extent possible. As members of Cornell's Physician Organization we accept medicare and many managed care plans.

The Wright Center is located at :
1484 First Avenue
(between 77th and 78th Streets)
New York City

Appointments can be made by calling:
(212) 746-7000

The Wright Center is the centerpiece of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology's clinical activities.  Named after Cornell physician Irving Sherwood Wright, it also has a central role in Cornell's Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care in that it is an important site of geriatric education for physicians-in-training at all levels. It also is a place where older adults and their families may have access to some of the newest treatments in clinical medicine, ranging from new medicine for Alzheimer's Disease to methods of improving the direct delivery of care to older adults. 

The Irving Sherwood Wright Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care combines the health care and expertise of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College Physicians with the social service programs of the Burden Center for the Aging and the Elderserve Program of the Hebrew Home for the Aged.


Dr. Irving Sherwood Wright was a pioneer in aging research and at the age of 78, founded the American Federation for Aging Research.  Dr. Wright earned both his B.A. and M.D. from Cornell University, and later served as attending physician at the New York Hospital and professor of clinical medicine at Cornell University Medical College, before becoming an emeritus professor in 1967.  A renowned clinician, researcher, and educator, Dr. Wright's groundbreaking contributions extended beyond the field of geriatric medicine; he was also an international figure in cardiovascular disease.  He pioneered the use of anticoagulants such as heparin and coumarin, which enable many modern cardiovascular therapies, including bypass surgery and angioplasty. The Wright Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care is dedicated to continuing his remarkable and far-reaching work.

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