Howard Graitzer, DO, FACOI, DO
Dr. Howard Graitzer is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Portland, Oregon. He is currently serving as an attending physician for End of Life Choices Oregon (EOLCOR) for patients undergoing medical aid in dying. Dr. Graitzer had a solo geriatric practice in Portland, Oregon for 21 years until 2014, when he became an independent contractor and attending physician in Skilled Nursing Facilities for the Kaiser Permanente Geriatric and Long Term Care Division until 2018. He has also served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. He served as a multi-facility medical director for 30 years and was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, for nearly 15 years. Dr. Graitzer graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Graitzer also serves on several education boards for physicians and is the co-founder of the Oregon Geriatrics Society. He co-authored a chapter for a geriatric nursing textbook called "Medications in the Elderly." He has also served as co-principal investigator for a phase III clinical trial on a new pain delivery system (buprenorphine patch). In 2003, Dr. Graitzer received the Women's Health and Wellness Award from the AOA.
Dr. Graitzer was recognized in the January 2006 edition of Portland Monthly as one of the top 330 doctors in Portland, Oregon. In 2015 he was named the "Physician of the Year" by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO).
Dr. Graitzer discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.