- PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics
- Geriatric Medicine
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD is the Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor (tenured) and the Vice Chair for Education of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Leipzig is an internationally recognized leader in Geriatrics and Evidence-Based Medicine, and has received numerous awards for her work including the American College of Physicians Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, a Joy McCann Scholar award recognizing her expertise in mentoring and medical education, the 2008 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial award from the American Geriatrics Society, a Brookdale National Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and in 2014 the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award from Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). In 2016, she received the Jacobi Medallion, one of the highest honors from the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Leipzig’s career has focused on improving the quality and safety of care for older adults as a practicing (and Board-Certified) geriatrician and palliative medicine specialist, a nationally and internationally recognized medical educator and mentor. She is the editor-in-chief of Focus on Healthy Aging, Mount Sinai’s monthly newsletter for consumers, and past chair of the Geriatrics Working Group of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Subspecialty Board on Geriatric Medicine.
She led the development of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) and curricular and reporting milestones for Geriatric Medicine, as well as spearheading the development of geriatric competencies for students and residents. Dr. Leipzig was the principal investigator of a grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation to improve the training of non-geriatricians in geriatric medicine, and the inventor of the Portal of Online Geriatric Education (www.POGOe.org), a web-based clearinghouse for geriatric educational materials also supported by the Reynolds Foundation. Her website is www.rosannemd.com.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, Univ. of Michigan Medical School
Residency, Internal Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Clin. Pharmocology
New York Hospital
Callahan KE, Tumosa N, Leipzig RM. Big 'G' and Little 'g' Geriatrics Education for Physicians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017 10; 65(10).
Blachman NL, Leipzig RM, Mazumdar M, Poeran J. High-Risk Medications in Hospitalized Elderly Adults: Are We Making It Easy to Do the Wrong Thing?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017 Mar; 65(3).
Simpson D, Leipzig RM, Sauvigné K. The 2025 Big . Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017 Oct; 65(10).
Ramaswamy R, Leipzig RM, Howe CL, Sauvigne K, Usiak C, Soriano RP. The portal of geriatrics online education: a 21st-century resource for teaching geriatrics. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Feb; 63(2).
Leipzig RM, Sauvigné K, Granville LJ, Harper GM, Kirk LM, Levine SA, Mosqueda L, Parks SM, Fernandez HM, Busby-Whitehead J. What is a geriatrician? American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014 May; 62(5).
Parks SM, Harper GM, Fernandez H, Sauvigne K, Leipzig RM. American Geriatrics Society/Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014 May; 62(5).
Lee SJ, Leipzig RM, Walter LC. Incorporating lag time to benefit into prevention decisions for older adults. JAMA 2013 Dec; 310(24).
Leipzig RM, Hall WJ, Fried LP. Treating our societal scotoma: the case for investing in geriatrics, our nation's future, and our patients. Annals of internal medicine 2012 May; 156(9).
Boult C, Counsell SR, Leipzig RM, Berenson RA. The urgency of preparing primary care physicians to care for older people with chronic illnesses. Health affairs (Project Hope) 2010 May; 29(5).
Leipzig RM, Whitlock EP, Wolff TA, Barton MB, Michael YL, Harris R, Petitti D, Wilt T, Siu A. Reconsidering the approach to prevention recommendations for older adults. Annals of internal medicine 2010 Dec; 153(12).
Leipzig RM, Granville L, Simpson D, Anderson MB, Sauvigné K, Soriano RP. Keeping granny safe on July 1: a consensus on minimum geriatrics competencies for graduating medical students. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2009 May; 84(5).
Fernandez HM, Callahan KE, Likourezos A, Leipzig RM. House staff member awareness of older inpatients' risks for hazards of hospitalization. Archives of internal medicine 2008 Feb; 168(4).
Leipzig RM, Hyer K, Ek K, Wallenstein S, Vezina ML, Fairchild S, Cassel CK, Howe JL. Attitudes toward working on interdisciplinary healthcare teams: a comparison by discipline. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2002 Jun; 50(6).
Leipzig RM. Prescribing. Keys to maximizing benefit while avoiding adverse drug effects. Geriatrics 2001 Feb; 56(2).
Leipzig RM, Cumming RG, Tinetti ME. Drugs and falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis: I. Psychotropic drugs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1999 Jan; 47(1).
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Dr.Leipzig did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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