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Danelle Cayea, MD, MS

cayeaAcademic Appointment(s):

  • Assistant Professor

Division Title(s):

  • Director, Medical Student Elective

Research Interests:

  • Development and evaluation of curriculum designed to teach internal medicine residents and medical students about the care of older adults in the hospital and ambulatory settings
  • Development of curriculum to teach trainees about the care of older adults with complex health status

Clinical Interests/Activities:

  • Primary care of older adults with chronic illness
  • Care of hospitalized older adults

Selected Publications:

Cayea D, Manchester RA.  Instrument-specific rates of upper-extrememity injuries in music students. Med Probl Perform Art 1998; 13(1):19-25.

Cayea D, Perera S, Weiner D. Chronic low back pain in older adults: What physicians know, what they think they know, and what they should be taught. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54(11):1772-1777.

Cayea D, Durso SC.  Management of diabetes in the ursing home.  Annals of Long-Term Care.  2007; 15(5):27-33.

Cayea D, Boyd CM, Durso SC.  Individualizing Therapy for Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus.  Drugs & Aging 2007; 24:851-863.

Levine R, Cayea D, Shochet R, Wright S.  A mid-clerkship crisis:  Lessons learned from advising a medical student with career indecision.  Acad Med 2010; 85(4):654-659.


  • MD - University of Rochester
  • Internship/Residency - University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh, Geriatric Medicine

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