Ken Brummel-Smith served as the founding chair of the Department of Geriatrics at FSU from 2003 to 2015. Prior to coming to FSU, he served as the medical director to the PACE Elderplace program in Portland, Oregon and the Bain Chair of the Providence Center on Aging. He was a professor of family medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University. He has served as the Section Chief for Geriatrics, Department of Family Medicine at University of Southern California, and Division Chief, Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University. He served as Co-Chief, Clinical Gerontology Service at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital. He co-edited the textbook “Geriatric Rehabilitation” and has published numerous articles and book chapters on rehabilitation. He is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society and was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging at the National Institute on Aging. He has been chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. He completed a Health and Aging Policy Fellowship, working as staff on the Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C. He chaired the Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Health. He has been selected by his peers 16 times as one of the Best Doctors in America.