Julio Defillo-Draiby, MD, MBA is the Director of Geriatric Education and Clinical Programs for the Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Care at Care New England. He is the lead geriatrician for the Acute Care for Elders unit at Kent Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research foci include the prevention of geriatric syndromes in hospital settings and the reduction of postoperative complications in high-risk older adults. He is passionate about teamwork and value-based care interventions. His recent publications and current research work examine the impact of geriatric co-management as a way to optimize care for older adults while decreasing overall costs.