Maryland Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Peter M. Schissler


Dr. Schissler was born and raised in New York City. He earned a BS degree from CCNY, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MD degree from the N.Y.U. School of Medicine. He was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1980 following residency at George Washington University Hospital. He has been in practice at this same office location since 1981. 

He became board certified in Geriatric Medicine in 1988 when this subspecialty was formally recognized, and re-certified in 1998, 2008 and again in 2018. He has lectured on Geriatric Medicine to physicians, senior groups and radio audiences. He has repeatedly been named as a Washingtonian Top Doctor. He is married, has four children and two grandchildren,  and works hard to stay aerobically fit. He loves geriatric practice, loves to teach and most importantly loves life! 

Dr. Stuart J. Turkewitz


Dr. Turkewitz was born in New York. He graduated with a B.A. from Brandeis University, and an M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a residency and board certification in Internal Medicine, and has been in the practice of Internal Medicine since 1984. 
From the beginning of his practice, Dr. Turkewitz has had a special interest in the care of older adults. He became certified in Geriatric Medicine in 1990, and was re-certified in 2000 and 2010. He has served as a teacher of residents both in the hospital and his office, and as the medical director of a nursing home and rehabilitation center. He has regularly won awards for teaching excellence, and has been named as a top-rated primary care physician by the Washington Consumers checkbook, and a 'Top Doc' in Geriatric Medicine by Washingtonian Magazine.
Dr. Turkewitz and his wife, Molly,  have been married since 1983, and have three children: Julie, a journalist covering the Rocky Mountain states for the New York Times, Noah, an Emergency Medical Technician for the Philadelphia Fire Department, and Ellen, a manager of customer experience at Roland Foods, a large specialty food importer and distributor.
Outside the office, Dr. Turkewitz enjoys reading, photography, and travel, has remained an avid cyclist, and continues to play racquetball twice a week.

Dr. Stephanie Trifoglio


Dr. Trifoglio was born in Staten Island, N.Y. She received her B.S. degree from Yale University and her M.D. degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency in 1989. 
She has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1989 and in Geriatrics since 1994, with updated recertification in both specialties in 2003. She recertified again in Geriatrics in 2013. 
Dr. Trifoglio is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. This is an honor that marks academic achievement and community service among internists. In 2013, she was named by Aging Well Magazine as one of five Noteworthy Geriatricians nationwide. 
For over twenty years, she has given lectures to senior citizens, school groups, medical residents, and other physicians in Maryland and across the country. She speaks on topics ranging from aging in place, dementia, and menopause, to palliative care. 
Dr. Trifoglio and her husband were married in 1980 and they have two sons, Gabriel, born in 1989, and Nicholas, born in 1991, and one grandchild.