Elder Care (Geriatrics)
Meet the Geriatrics Physicians
Wanda Horn, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
- Medical Education
- University of Medicine Carol Davila
- Jacobi Medical Center
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Attending Physician, Geriatrics
Wanda Horn, MD, is Director, Geriatrics Inpatient Service, Geriatrics Hip Fracture Service at Montefiore and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since joining the Montefiore team in 2005, her clinical focus has been comanaging orthopedic trauma patients and elective joint replacement patients at our Wakefield campus. She also directs a service that provides outpatient preoperative assessments and postoperative comanagement to reduce complications and provide excellence in care for patients admitted to our Joint Replacement Center.
In 1989, Dr. Horn began studying at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. There, she received her Doctor of Medicine in 1995. She stayed in Bucharest and began her postgraduate training in 1996 with a 3-year residency in Pediatrics at the University Hospital. From there, she relocated and began a year-long internship in Internal Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in 2000. Following this, she remained at this institution and completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 2003. Dr. Horn then began a fellowship in Geriatrics at Montefiore, which she completed in 2004.
With an interest in teaching geriatric principles to orthopedic residents, Dr. Horn was an investigator on a research project that aimed to strengthen physicians’ training in geriatrics. She is also interested in delirium diagnosis and prevention in geriatric patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. Her work has been presented in both regional and national meetings, as well as published in a number of online medical journals.
Dr. Horn is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Palliative Care. In 2015, she received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the International Geriatric Fracture Society.