"Dr. Rosanne Leipzig has been an integral part of the fine work done at the Martha Stewart Centers for Living and the nationally recognized Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Her new handbook on aging is full of clear, practical advice that will make the second half of your life safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. It is essential reading for anyone who is growing older or whose loved ones are growing older ― in other words, for all of us!"
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Dr. Leipzig is an internationally recognized leader in the field of geriatrics and has received numerous awards for her work, including the American College of Physicians Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, Joy McCann Scholar, Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award from the American Geriatrics Society (2008), Brookdale National Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, and the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award from Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (2014). She also received the Jacobi Medallion, one of the highest honors from the Mount Sinai Health System (2016). She served on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors, where she chaired the Geriatrics Board. She is the editor-in-chief of Focus on Healthy Aging, a monthly newsletter. Dr. Leipzig has published over 100 articles and published two groundbreaking books on geriatrics.
"As a geriatrician who has cared for thousands of older people, I've learned that the key to aging well is having a sense of what to expect, while maintaining an open, flexible attitude to accept and adapt to that change."
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Vice Chair Emeritus
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
During her career as a doctor, she has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area (The Castle Connolly Guide), America’s Top Physicians (Consumers Research Council of America), a New York Times SuperDoc, and one of New York Magazine’s Top Doctors for Geriatric Medicine. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and AARP Webinars, and has been published in TIME magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bottom Line Health, AARP The Magazine, and American Medical News, among others.
Dr. Leipzig’s new book, Honest Aging: An Insider’s Guide to the Second Half of Life, which will be published in early 2023, describes what to expect physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally as you age, what you can do to adapt to your new normal, and provides valuable advice and unparalleled expertise for everyone who is in the process of aging.
Books & Publications
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