Quratulain Syed, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Syed is a board certified internist and geriatrician and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Elmhurst Hospital (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine program) and fellowship in geriatric medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. Her clinical practice is based at Grady Memorial Hospital, where she works in outpatient geriatrics clinic and also supervises internal medicine residents on inpatient teaching service and in outpatient medicine clinics. Her clinical and research interests include cognitive impairment, elder abuse/neglect, polypharmacy and deprescribing, transitions of care and improving outcomes post hospital discharge. She also serves as member of Disparities Task Force at Society of General Internal Medicine, and member of public education committee at American Geriatric Society. She writes blogs for Health In Aging, a public education website of AGS.

She is passionate about teaching geriatric principles to medical residents and students, and currently serves as the director of geriatrics rotation for Internal Medicine Residency program at Emory. She also participates in didactics for IM residency, geriatric fellowship, school of medicine and physician-assistant school programs. She has mentored numerous medical students, residents and geriatric fellows for publications and presentations at national meetings including SGIM and AGS.