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About the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care Services

Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of Veterans with multiple chronic conditions, life-limiting illness, frailty or disability associated with chronic disease, aging or injury. Our programs focus on maximizing each Veteran’s functional independence and lessening the burden of disability on Veterans and their families and caregivers. 

Dr. Richard Allman



Richard M. Allman, MD
Chief Consultant for Geriatrics and Extended Care Services Policy Office

Dr. Allman is responsible for developing policy that supports VA’s provision of integrated care for elderly and chronically ill Veterans.

Dr. Tom Edes 


Tom Edes, MD
Executive Director of Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations Office

Dr. Edes is responsible for the implementation of Geriatrics and Extended Care programs and services to the local VA medical centers.