LKernisen Leslie Kernisan

Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, is a practicing geriatrician and well-regarded blogger on senior health and innovations for older adults. She founded the Geritech blog in 2012, and is the author of Better Digital Health For Aging: A case study & practical tips for entrepreneurs, designers & innovators.

Her primary interest is in health education for seniors and family caregivers. She wrote for from 2008-2013, and now produces geriatric health information for the public at She also has a solo geriatrics consultation practice based in San Francisco, which combines housecalls with virtual visits, and incorporates new technologies when feasible.

Prior to launching her micropractice and current blogs, Dr. Kernisan was the site medical director at the Over 60 Health Center in Berkeley, where she oversaw the implementation of an e-prescribing system and worked on improving the quality of medical care for seniors.

She completed her internal medicine residency and clinical geriatrics fellowship at UCSF, as well as three years of research fellowship, studying quality improvement and online information-seeking. As a Clinical Instructor in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Dr. Kernisan remains affiliated with UCSF and regularly teaches UCSF students.

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