PLENARY III - Bringing It All Back Home: The Geriatric and Palliative Care Approach


9:20 AM - 10:00 AM  Plenary III

Friday, September 15, 2017

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD


  • Describe 'reflexes’ needed when caring for old or frail adults.
  • Describe methods for dealing with the uncertainty in the evidence.


Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD  


Vice Chair for Education

Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor of Geriatrics

Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD 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 June 2008 was the honoree for the Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged (FRIA) gala in New York City.  She is the editor-in-chief of Focus on Healthy Aging, a monthly newsletter for consumers, and chair of the Geriatrics Working Group the United States Preventive Services Task Force.  She recently completed her term on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors, where she served as Chair of the ABIM Subspecialty Board on Geriatric Medicine.


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Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD

  • Receive $15,000 salary from MedU; Academic Director, Web-GEMS; Receives royalty from Geriatric Med. textbook: $500/yr.

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