Bruce Troen

Bruce R. Troen

Bruce R. Troen MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Geriatric Medicine

Hospital-based provider only

Professional Summary:

Bruce R. Troen, MD, is professor and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine, a physician-investigator with the Western New York VA Healthcare System, and Chief of Geriatric Services at Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Troen is a thought leader in aging-related geroscience and molecular biology and regional leader in geriatric care. He founded and directs the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease of Western New York and the Center for Successful Aging at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Troen is a physician-scientist formally trained in geriatrics and molecular biology, a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, and has been a VA physician-investigator for more than 30 years. He was recently Co-Chair of the NIA/AGS conference on Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue (Muscle and Fat) Disorders and was honored in 2020 to receive a University at Buffalo Exceptional Scholar – Sustained Achievement Award.

Dr. Troen has several major foci of research: frailty, longevity/aging mechanisms, and osteoporosis, all of which result in great morbidity in older adults. He and his team have been elucidating what interventions can enhance physical performance, mobility, and cognition, particularly in those who are frail. Their study on high intensity interval training was profiled in the New York Times. Dr. Troen is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on biomedical translational grants from the NIH, VA, NY State Department of Health, and the State University of New York.


Geriatric Medicine

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Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • ECMC
  • VA Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, University of Michigan School of Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI, NIH (1988)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital (1984)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Cum Laude (1981)
  • Biochemistry, Harvard College, Cum Laude (1976)

Awards and Honors:

  • UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award (2020)
  • Senior Leadership Award, Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (2018)
  • American Geriatrics Society Fellow (2015)
  • Best Paper Award, Biology of Aging - American Geriatrics Society (2002)
  • Bristol Myers Award for Excellence in Oncology Research (1991)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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