Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH (Chair)
Dr. Siu is the Ellen and Howard Katz Professor and Chairman of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatrics, Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Bronx VA Medical Center. Since 2003, he has chaired the nation’s first medical school department of geriatrics and one of the largest geriatrics programs in the nation. As Chairman, he has grown the clinical, educational, and research programs of the department by reorganizing the department into distinct regional to international components with shared faculty, including the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Martha Stewart Center for Living, the Bronx VA GRECC, the Division of Diabetes and Aging, and collaborative programs in geriatrics education (including the Portal of Geriatric Online Education, the Donald W. Reynolds Consortium for Faculty Development to Advance Geriatric Education, and the New York Consortium of Geriatrics Education Center).
He is an internist, geriatrician, and health services and policy researcher. He is also currently a Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research, a former member of the Council at the National Institute on Aging, and a former member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. He has served on foundation and nonprofit boards. Dr. Siu’s research is geared toward improving quality and delivery of care, particularly to geriatric populations. His studies have focused on the measurement and improvement of functional outcomes in the elderly. Other current projects include efforts to study and to disseminate system interventions to improve the care for chronic illness.
Dr. Siu graduated from Yale Medical School (1980) and went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine (1983) and a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA (1985). He joined the UCLA faculty in 1985 in Medicine with a joint appointment at RAND. He served as Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA from 1989 until his departure in 1993 to become a Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Health. In 1995, he came to Mount Sinai as a Professor in the Department of Health Policy. From 1998-2002, he was the Clifford Spingarn Professor of Medicine and Chief of General Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai before moving into his current role.
Brookdale Fellow Class of 1986