Dr. Ronald T. Garry
Presentation Topic: Living Better, Living Longer: The Secrets of Healthy Aging
Dr. Garry was born and raised in New York. He was a scholar in Medicine at Stony Brook’s school of medicine and graduated with added distinction in research. He then moved to Boston where he did his Internal Medicine training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School. While at BIDMC he received the Dr. James Tullis award for intellectual growth. Dr. Garry did his Geriatric Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and upon completion joined the faculty at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School.
While in Boston, Dr. Garry was instrumental in setting up the first Acute Care for Elderly Unit (ACE) in Boston. ACE units are specialized geriatric units that improve outcomes for acutely ill seniors. Dr. Garry served as the medical director until relocating to Naples in 2002.
Dr. Garry has lectured nationally on such diverse topics as elderly scuba divers, principles of geriatrics, acute care of the hospitalized elderly, and restraint reduction, among others. He has also published two books with Harvard Health Publications titled: Living Independently in Your Later Years and Living Better, Living Longer: The Secrets to Healthy Aging. He has written articles for CBSHealthWatch and Medscape and has been interviewed by various news outlets on health care policy and general geriatric topics.
Dr. Garry serves as medical director for two assisted living facilities and a home care company. He is the subsection chief of geriatrics at Naples Community Hospital. He was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush as an expert to the Agency of Health Care Administration.