Dr. Albert Siu Presents Grand Rounds on March 11th

Albert Siu 10-11

New York, NY (March 4, 2016) – Albert Siu, MD will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s March Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “Evidence-based Preventive Medicine in the Public Arena,” will help the participants understand the work of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, address the need for evidence and for consideration of both the benefits and harm of prevention, and identify the need for transparency in the process to make preventive recommendations that have the potential to impact health care delivery, coverage, and quality measurement.

Dr. Siu is the Ellen and Howard Katz Professor and Health System Chairman of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatrics, Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Bronx VA Medical Center.  His professional career has been spent in academic medicine (at UCLA and Mount Sinai), policy research (at RAND), and government (as Deputy Health Commissioner in New York State).  Since 2003, he has chaired the nation’s first medical school department of geriatrics and the largest geriatrics and palliative care program in the nation. As Chairman, he has grown the clinical, educational, and research programs of the department. In addition to his current roles at Mount Sinai, he serves as Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and as a board member at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston, NY.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, March 11th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

Grand Rounds are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the year.