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Albert Siu

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
  • PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Geriatric Medicine


  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Clinical Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center


    Dr. Siu is the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman's Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

    From 1998-2002, he was Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and the Director of Adult Primary Care. Dr. Siu graduated from Yale Medical School and went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. 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.

    He is a general internist, geriatrician, and health services and policy researcher. He is currently a Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research, a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and a director of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

    In The News

    Dr. Siu discusses health care for Baby Boomers in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up. View the PDF.


Clinical and Health Services Research in Geriatrics and Palliative Care

We are engaged in a series of projects on the intersection of geriatric medicine and palliative medicine.  This work focuses on chronic and serious illness, their associated functional and symptom burden, and interventions to improve care for these patients.  This work has included studies of the effectiveness of models of innovative care delivery and their dissemination, as well as studies on methods to identify patients who would most likely benefit from these interventions. 


Leipzig R, Whitlock E, Wolff T, Barton M, Michael Y, Harris R, Petitti D, Wilt T, Siu A. Reconsidering the approach to prevention recommendations for older adults. Annals of Internal Medicine 2010;.

Farber J, Korc-Grodzicki B, Du Q, Leipzig R, Siu A. Operational and quality outcomes of a mobile acute care for the elderly service. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2010;.

Federman A, Penrod J, Livote E, Hebert P, Keyhani S, Doucette J, Siu A. Development of and recovery from difficulty with activities of daily living: an analysis of national data. Journal of Aging and Health 2010;: 1081-1098.

Boockvar K, Livote E, Goldstein N, Nebeker J, Siu A, Fried T. Electronic health records and adverse drug events after patient transfer. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2010;.

Hung W, Wisnivesky J, Siu A, Ross J. Cognitive decline among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2009; 180(2): 134-137.

Siu A, Spragens L, Inouye S, Morrison R, Leff B. The ironic case for chronic care - can chronic care be improved using an acute care platform?. Health Affairs 2009; 28(1): 113-125.

Morrison R, Fischberg D, Cintron A, Flanagan S, Siu A. A novel interdisciplinary analgesic program reduces pain and improves function in older adults following orthopedic surgery. Journal of American Geriatric Society 2009; 57(1): 1-10.

Federman A, Safran D, Keyhani S, Siu A, Halm E. Low levels of awareness of pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs among inner-city seniors. Journal of American Medical Assosication 2008; 300(1412-4).

Ross J, Kayhani S, Keenan P, Bernheim S, Penrod J, Boockvar K, Federman A, Krumholz H, Siu A. Use of recomnended ambulatory services: is the Veterans Affairs quality gap narrowing?. Arch Internal Medicine 2008; 168(9): 950-958.

Ross J, Keyhani S, Keenan P, Bernheim S, Penrod J, Boockvar K, Krumholz H, Siu A. Dual use of Veterans Affairs services and use of recommended abulatory care. Medical Care 2008; 46: 309-316.

Hung WW, Ross JS, Boockvar KS, Siu AL. Association of chronic diseases and impairments with disability in older adults: a decade of change?. Medical care 2012 Jun; 50(6).

Hung WW, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD, Siu AL. Hip fracture management: tailoring care for the older patient. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2012 May; 307(20).

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Dr. Siu did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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