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Rita C Crooms, MD

Geriatrics, Palliative Care
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    • Positions
    • INSTRUCTOR | Neurology
    • INSTRUCTOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
    • Specialties
    • Geriatrics, Palliative Care
    • Neurology
    • Languages
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Spanish
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • Phone
    • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-241-7076
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Rita "Caroline" Crooms, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, serving as an instructor in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Health System. She has a interest in neuropalliative care (supportive care focused on improving quality of life for patients with serious neurologic illness, as an extra layer of support in addition to the care patients get from their other doctors).

Dr. Crooms received her BA from Swarthmore College, her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, completed her neurology residency at University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in palliative medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Crooms is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Dr. Crooms offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate.  Please call her office to schedule a video visit.

Dr. Crooms is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer-Adult
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cognitive or Memory Impairment / Dementia
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Frontal Lobe Dementia
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Neurodegenerative Disorder
  • Palliative Care
  • Vascular Dementia

Research Topics

Palliative Care


MD, University of California, San Francisco

Residency, Neurology
University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship, Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine


Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, English