Geriatric Medicine

The Geriatric Medicine section operates four well-established community-based practices in the Charlottesville area: University Physicians at JABA, Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Colonnades Medical Associates.

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Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH Medical Director, Geriatrics at JABA.

University Physicians at JABA

University Physicians at JABA is an outpatient practice that works in partnership with JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging), a Charlottesville-based agency providing services to the region’s large population of retirees and elderly. The clinical practice, under the leadership of Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, MPH, AGSF, has grown rapidly in the last several years; clinicians are available five days a week, and offer primary geriatric care, geriatric consultation and a frailty-focused clinic. See Dr. Archbald-Pannone’s blog on Healthy Aging: A Guide to Your 60s & Beyond.


Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge


Dr. Seki Balogun with patient and family members at Westminster Canterbury.

Seki Balogun, MBBS, CMD, FACP, AGSF, serves as medical director and primary geriatrician at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a retirement community of about 400 residents age 65 years and older. WCBR provides a range of living and care options, including independent living, assisted living, advanced dementia care, skilled nursing and long-term nursing home care. With two nurse practitioners, the practice at WCBR now operates full-time, five days a week, and has expanded over the last several years by about 40 percent. 


Dr. Cheng, MD, MPH and MS

Dr. Cheng, MD, MPH and MS  is a board certified internal medicine and geriatrics medicine geriatrician at UVA Physicians at JABA and also is working at two local post-acute and long term care facilities including Charlottesville Rehabilitation and  Albemarle Health Rehabilitation. He has been practicing Geriatrics medicine for almost 20 years. Dr. Cheng is experienced in fall prevention, frailty, multmorbidity (multiple co-existing conditions), polypharmacy, and dementia care in different geriatrics practice settings.


Justin Mutter, MD, MSc, is a geriatrician at UVA Physicians at JABA, where he provides primary and consultative care for older adults. He has a special interest in optimizing medication management for older patients, directing a medication consult clinic at JABA in collaboration with a clinical pharmacist. He also serves as clinical faculty of the UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic in the Department of Neurology, providing multimodal dementia care services. He is medical director of UVA’s Continuum Home Health Care and a Co-Director, Geriatrics Clerkship. 


Christina Tieu, MD
Christina Tieu, MD, also serves patients at The Colonnades, a Sunrise Senior Living community.   It is a full-service retirement community that includes assisted-living and nursing home facilities. Colonnades Medical Associates is a UVA outpatient clinic that provides internal medicine and primary care services at The Colonnades, as well as geriatric consultation.  She is the Medical Director at the Colonnades Clinic and a Co-Director, Geriatrics Clerkship.