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Rainier Soriano

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Clinical Geriatrics
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medical Education
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  • MD, Univ. of Santo Tomas

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Santo Tomas University Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Englewood Hospital

  • Fellowship, Geriatrics
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Attending Physician, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute

    Dr. Soriano completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center in Englewood, NJ.  He then completed his Geriatrics fellowship at Mount sinai where he also served as Chief Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Soriano is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care.  He has also received additional training from the Stanford Faculty Development Program and the Harvard Macy Scholars Program for Educators in the Health Professions.  He has received numerous awards for medical student teaching from both Mount Sinai School of Medicine Sinai faculty and the medical student body including the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Master Educator Award from the Institute for Medical Education.  Dr. Soriano's career interests include medical education, clinical skills, students-as-teachers training and e-learning.  He currently serves as the Executive Content Editor for the Portal of Geriatrics Online Education ( and the Associate Editor for Geriatrics for MedEdPORTAL.  He is the Course Director of the Art & Science of Medicine for MS2s - the clinical skills course at MSSM - and has directed the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program at Mount Sinai since 1999.  He co-directs the third-year student track the Interclerkship Ambulatory Care Track (InterACT) and the fourth-year student elective teaching course, Becoming a Medical Teacher.  His book, "Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine: A Case-Based Approach" (Springer+Business Media) was published in March 2007, and received featured and starred reviews from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and JAMA.  He has presented at national and international meetings including the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American Geriatrics Society (AGS), World Gerontology Conference and The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).


Fernandez HM Assoc Ed, Cassel CK Assoc Ed, Leipzig RM Assoc Ed. Soriano RP, editor. Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine: A Case-Based Approach. New York, NY, Springer Science+Business Media, Inc;.

Soriano RP. The Musculoskeletal Systems . In: Bickley L, Szilagyi P, editors. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 10th Edition
The Musculoskeletal Systems
The Musculoskeletal Systems . Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;.

Soriano RP, Blatt B, Coplit L, CichoskiKelley E, Kosowicz L, Pasquale S, Newman L, Rosen J, Pretorius R, Saks N, Greenberg L. Teaching medical studnets how to teach: a national survey of students-as-teachers programs in US medical schools. Acad Med;.

Leipzig RM, Simpson D, Granville L, Anderson B, Soriano RP. Don't Kill Granny: a consensus on geriatric competencies for graduating medical students. Acad Med 2009; 84: 604-610.

Small RM, Soriano RP, Chietero M, Quintana J, Parkas V, Koestler J. Easing the Transition:Medical Students' Perceptions of Critical Skills Required for the Clerkships. Education for Health 8 (online) 2008; 192.

Smith K, Petersen D, Soriano RP, Friedman E, Bensinger L. Training Tomorrow's Teachers Today: A National Medical Student Training and Leadership Retreat. Med Teach 2007; 29(4): 328-334.

Soriano RP, Leipzig RM. AAMC/John Hartford Foundation Enhancing Gerontology/Geriatric Education in Undergraduate Medical Eduction:Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Acad Med 2004 July; 79(7): S121-S125.

Leipzig RM, Sullivant JA, Soriano RP. That was the year that was: an evidence-based clinical geriatrics update 1998-1999. J Am Geriatr Soc 2000 Dec; 48(12): 1717-25.

Pan CX, Soriano RP, Fischberg DJ. Palliative care module within a required geriatrics clerkship: taking advantage of existing partnerships. Acad Med 2002 Sep; 77(9): 936-7.

Leipzig RM, Sullivant JA, Soriano RP. That Was The Year That Was: An Evidence-Based Clinical Geriatrics Update 1998-1999. J Am Geriatr Soc 2000 2000 Dec; 48(12): 1717-1725.

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Dr. Soriano did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: 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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