New York, NY (June 13, 2018) – The Trustees of The John A. Hartford Foundation ( have selected John R. Burton, MD, as the recipient of the inaugural 2018 John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees Award for his decades of dedication to improving the care of older adults through his role as a geriatrics educator, researcher, and clinician.  

A long-time grantee of The John A. Hartford Foundation, Dr. Burton is a national leader who has developed innovative clinical models of care, spread geriatrics expertise to surgical and related specialties, mentored scores of clinical trainees, and helped develop a top-tier geriatrics program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

“The Trustees founded the award with the purpose of highlighting excellence in clinical practice, education, or research related to improving the care of older adults,” said Margaret L. Wolff, Chair of the Board. “We could not find a more exemplary leader in geriatrics than Dr. John R. Burton to select as our first recipient.”

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