The Department of Internal Diseases and Geriatrics, the first and the only one for some years in the USSR, was founded in 1970 at Kyiv Clinical Institute for Advanced Training of Physicians, as part of the Institute of Gerontology of the AMS of the USSR, with the view of training physicians in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
The first head (part time) of the department was Director of the Institute of Gerontology Academician of the AMS of the USSR D. F. Chebotarev.
Since 2001 the department has been named the Department of Internal Diseases and Geriatrics.
Since 2002 the department has been headed by MD, Dr. Sc., Full Professor L. A. Stadniuk.
Since June 2012 the department has been part of the State Educational and Methodical Geriatric Centre.