Program Leadership

Program Director

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD, Assistant Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, is the Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship. As a clinician-educator in the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Dr. Lindenberger provides education in geriatrics and palliative care to health care trainees of all levels and from multiple disciplines. She is a former recipient of the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA), and she serves as a co-director for the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers (CNYGEC). Dr. Lindenberger's educational and research efforts focus on the training of interdisciplinary teams caring for patients with advanced chronic illness. Her areas of scholarship include Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), advance care planning, hospital care for the frail elderly, and geriatrics and palliative care education.

Senior Program Mentorship

Diane Meier, MD, is Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at The Icahn School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national initiative originally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation devoted to increasing the number of hospital and nursing home based palliative care programs in the United States. Dr. Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Institute on Aging Academic Career Development Award, the Open Society Institute Faculty Scholar's Award of the Project on Death in America, and the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine. Her major interests include medical decision-making affecting end of life, promotion of palliative medicine practice in tertiary care, and medical education in the care of patients with serious and life threatening illness. Dr. Meier has published extensively in all major peer-reviewed medical journals. She is editor of the first textbook on Geriatric Palliative Care, as well as four editions of Geriatric Medicine, and has contributed to over 20 books on the subject of geriatrics and palliative care.

R. Sean Morrison, MD, is Director of the National Palliative Care Research Center, and Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Morrison's research focuses on decision making at the end of life, pain and symptom management in high-risk and medically underserved populations, and quality measures in palliative care. He has received numerous awards for his research in geriatrics and palliative care and has been named a Brookdale National Fellow, an Open Society Institute Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar and an American Federation for Aging Research Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar. He is an active clinician who cares for healthy older adults and those with serious illness.

Nathan Goldstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, and Director of Research at the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, is a clinician-investigator whose research efforts focus on the ways that clinicians and patients make decisions about the use of advanced technologies at the end of life. He has published extensively on this and other palliative medicine topics. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award, the Hartford Geriatric Health Outcomes Award and a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. In addition, he travels throughout the country speaking on a wide array of palliative care topics.

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Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-8110

Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1070
New York, NY 10029-6574