Rosanne M. Leipzig

About Me

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Education
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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 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.


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 is currently writing a book about what to expect as you age, which will provide valuable advice and unparalleled expertise for everyone who is in the process of aging.