Elder Care (Geriatrics)
Meet the Vice Chair
Laurie Gail Jacobs, MD
Laurie Jacobs, MD is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice-Chairman of Medicine and Director of the Resnick Gerontology Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Jacobs oversees educational and training activities in internal medicine; faculty issues, clinical programs and development.
Until June 2009, Dr. Jacobs was the Division Chief in Geriatrics and directed an expansion of academic and clinical activities in geriatrics for 15 years to include educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty; strong clinical programs in acute, ambulatory, home and long term care; as well as supporting basic and clinical investigation of aging-related disorders.
Dr. Jacobs received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship training at Montefiore/Einstein, following which, she pursued additional research training under a National Institutes of Health institutional training grant for aging research at Einstein, and subsequently joined the faculty there.
Dr. Jacobs is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding clinical teaching. Dr. Jacobs is a nationally recognized leader in the field of geriatrics program design and education. She has received numerous educational grants and awards, including the prestigious John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Leadership Award and a D.W. Reynolds Foundation Grant. Dr. Jacobs currently serves on the board of the Association of Directors of Academic Geriatric Programs.
Dr. Jacobs has a strong interest in the efficacy and safety of anticoagulants in the elderly, and has published widely on this subject, including the Anticoagulation Guidelines for the American Geriatrics Society. She has authored several books and chapters as well as peer-reviewed journal articles on subjects pertinent to anticoagulants in the care of older patients. Dr. Jacobs has served on the editorial advisory boards for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and other professional publications.