Rosanne M Leipzig, MD, PhD Email Rosanne Leipzig
- PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics
- Internal Medicine
- Geriatrics, Palliative Care
- Geriatric Medicine
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Queens
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. Dr. Leipzig is also a blogger at UniversityHealthNews.com. Her website is www.rosannemd.com.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, Univ. of Michigan Medical School
Internship, Intenal Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Clin. Pharmocology
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center
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Dr.Leipzig did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2018 and/or 2019: 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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