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Theresa Soriano

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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Specialty

Certifications

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • B.S., Cornell University

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami
    Internal Medicine

  • M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

Biography

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    Dr. Theresa Soriano is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at ISSMS.  She is currently acting chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, the nation’s largest academic home-based primary care program providing primary and palliative care for homebound patients in Manhattan.  Dr. Soriano received her MD and Masters in Public Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.  She joined the faculty of Mount Sinai’s Division of General Medicine in 2004. 

     

    Dr. Soriano’s career interests include clinical quality, workforce development and advocacy in home-based primary and palliative care; innovative care models for underserved and/or medically and psychosocially complex populations, and health literacy.  She has presented her work in home-based primary and palliative care at the regional and national levels, and has published work in major medical and healthcare journals.  She is a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) and was the recipient of the 2012 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Early Career Physician Award for excellence in clinical care and leadership in palliative medicine.

Awards

  • 2014 -
    Board of Directors
    American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)

  • 2012 -
    Alumni Achievement Award
    Cornell University College of Human Ecology

  • 2012 -
    Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Early Career Physician Award

  • 2010 -
    Ruth Abramson Award
    Department of Medicine, ISMMS

  • 2009 -
    Housecall Doctor of the Year
    American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)

Research

Home-based primary and palliative care; Care coordination and care management; Care models for underserved populations

Publications

Federman AD, Soriano T. More Promise for Home-Based Primary Care. JAMA internal medicine 2014 Sep;.

Reckrey JM, Gettenberg G, Ross H, Kopke V, Soriano T, Ornstein K. The critical role of social workers in home-based primary care. Social work in health care 2014; 53(4).

Ornstein K, Wajnberg A, Kaye-Kauderer H, Winkel G, DeCherrie L, Zhang M, Soriano T. Reduction in symptoms for homebound patients receiving home-based primary and palliative care. Journal of palliative medicine 2013 Sep; 16(9).

Wajnberg A, Ornstein K, Zhang M, Smith KL, Soriano T. Symptom burden in chronically ill homebound individuals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2013 Jan; 61(1).

DeCherrie LV, Soriano T, Hayashi J. Home-based primary care: a needed primary-care model for vulnerable populations. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 79(4).

Foer D, Ornstein K, Soriano TA, Kathuria N, Dunn A. Nonmedical factors associated with prolonged hospital length of stay in an urban homebound population. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine 2012 Feb; 7(2).

Kao H, Conant R, Soriano T, McCormick W. The past, present, and future of house calls. Clinics in geriatric medicine 2009 Feb; 25(1).

Smith KL, Soriano TA, Boal J. Brief communication: National quality-of-care standards in home-based primary care. Annals of internal medicine 2007 Feb; 146(3).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Soriano did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: 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.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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