Carolyn Kaloostian, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Prof. of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)

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Carolyn Kaloostian, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Doctor of Medicine, her Executive MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy, and a Global Health Certificate. Dr. Kaloostian completed her family medicine residency at USC from 2009-2012, followed by two fellowships: in Geriatrics at UCLA in 2013 and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine with the Cedar-Sinai/VA in 2014.

She cares deeply about serving her community, advancing medical knowledge, and increasing access to preventative care. She continues to participate in the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry Organization, is an active member in the AMA serving as the vice-chair for its Resident-Fellow Committee on Scientific Research between 2010 and 2012, and has her research published in many peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kaloostian is fluent in multiple dialects of Armenian and is well-versed in medical Spanish.


  • Cognitive status predicts preoperative instruction compliance Front Aging Neurosci. 2023; 15:1081213. . View in PubMed
  • Comment on: The associations of plasma neurofilament light chain (NfL) and progranulin (PGRN) with frailty in older adults J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 07; 70(7):2167-2168. . View in PubMed
  • Nutrition Care for Poorly Nourished Outpatients Reduces Resource Use and Lowers Costs J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec; 12:21501327211017014. . View in PubMed
  • Classification of advanced and early stages of diabetic retinopathy from non-diabetic subjects by an ordinary least squares modeling method applied to OCTA images Biomed Opt Express. 2020 Aug 01; 11(8):4666-4678. . View in PubMed
  • Beyond Cognitive Screening: Establishing an Interprofessional Perioperative Brain Health Initiative J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 10; 68(10):2359-2364. . View in PubMed
  • Occupational Therapy Student Learning on Interprofessional Teams in Geriatric Primary Care Am J Occup Ther. 2019 Sep/Oct; 73(5):7305185050p1-7305185050p10. . View in PubMed
  • Case report: senile-onset amyloidosis presenting with painful lower extremity neuropathy J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Oct; 62(10):2017-8. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of vitamin D on muscle strength and mobility in older women J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Apr; 59(4):771; author reply 771-2. . View in PubMed
  • Making a difference Fam Med. 2010 Sep; 42(8):585-6. . View in PubMed
  • The Surgical Care Improvement project (SCIP) initiative to reduce infection in elective colorectal surgery: which performance measures affect outcome? Am Surg. 2008 Oct; 74(10):1012-6.. View in PubMed