Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS

Project: "Triggered Palliative Care Consultation for Older Adults Transferred to the ED from Long-Term Care"
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York

Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS, FACEP is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Grudzen graduated from Stanford University; she received her MD degree from UCSF and an M.S. in Health Services from UCLA. She is a graduate of the Emergency Medicine Residency at NYU/Bellevue, where she served as a chief resident, and the RWJ Clinical Scholars Program in health services research at UCLA. Dr. Grudzen has received funding from a number of foundations dedicated in improving health care for older adults with advanced illness, including the California HealthCare Foundation, the Brookdale Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. She was named a Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow, a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow, and an AAHPM Research Scholar for her work on developing a model to better integrate emergency medicine and palliative care. Dr. Grudzen is currently conducting a randomized controlled trial of palliative care consultation for ED patients with advanced cancer. Most recently, she was chosen as an inaugural member of the Innovation Advisors Program, where she is testing new models of ED care that will improve care, improve health, and decrease costs. She is the lead analyst for a $12.7 million CMS Health Care Innovation Award to evaluate the impact of a new model of geriatric emergency care to improve health and improve healthcare while lowering costs for Medicare beneficiaries who visit the ED.

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