Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH

Geriatric Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Lachs's major area of interest is the disenfranchised elderly, and he has published widely in the areas of elder abuse and neglect, adult protective services, the measurement of functional status, ethics, and the financing of health care. He has lectured internationally on these topics.

His many honors and awards include an American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholarship, a National Institute on Aging Academic Leadership Award, and a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholarship (the country's preeminent career development award in aging). He is also the recipient of RO1 funding from the National Institute of Health to study the impact of crime on the physical and emotional health of older adults. Recently, he was asked to serve as an advisor for the World Health Organization on Elder Abuse.

In January of 2000, Dr. Lachs became the first director of the Cornell Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care (CARCC), a multidisciplinary group of scientists, clinicians, and educators who seek to speed scientific advances from bench to bedside, teach geriatric medicine to physicians-in-training at all levels, and create a trans-institutional community of gerontologists at Weill Cornell.

His service to community and country includes membership on an Institute of Medicine Committee to address the training needs of health professionals in family violence, and participation in the AMA/ABA joint conference on family violence. He also sits on the Board of the American Federation for Aging Research.

Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., graduated medical school from NYU School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was on the faculty at Yale before joining the geriatrics program at Cornell’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Lachs is the Irene and Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and the Director of Geriatrics for The New York Presbyterian Health Care System.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]

Cigna

Emblem Select Care

Emblem/HIP [Medicaid, Medicare]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Fidelis Care

GHI [CBP]

Healthfirst

Medicaid

Medicare [Medicare]

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

POMCO

Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE

Education

1985 New York University School of Medicine

Residency: 1987 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Locations

1484-1486 First Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Phone: (212) 746-7000

Fax: (212) 717-8207

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Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College