Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

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Division Highlights

Celebrating 20 Years Of House Calls

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EGL House Call Program, and with it a tradition of delivering high-quality clinical care to some of the most vulnerable elderly members of our  community. In addition to bringing the medical team to the patient’s doorstep, the EGL House Call Program also conducts follow-up consultations and connects patients with much-needed social support services.The EGL House Call Program was founded in 1997 in the Division of Geriatrics by Dr. Veronica... Read More

Championing Palliative Care

Hearing words like “end of life planning,” “do not resuscitate,” “hospice” and “palliative care” can be threatening, challenging and unforgettable moments for patients and their loved ones.At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, expertise for  these conversations comes from the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine’s geriatricians and palliative medicine physicians who  are called upon to guide these conversations— and with good reason. Trained in the humanity of medicine,... Read More

Fighting Back Against Elder Abuse

Dr. Veronica LoFaso, Roland Balay Clinical Scholar and Wright Center physician, is on the front lines in the fight against elder abuse, which is thought to be experienced by as many as 1 in 6 older adults. She has engaged in important work identifying and cataloging bruising patterns in physical abuse victims in partnership with experienced research colleagues. She also works closely with elder justice professionals in cases of criminal neglect. Dr. LoFaso also serves as the Medical Director on... Read More

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY