NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF

Chief, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine; Geriatrics; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointment: 
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Associate Professor in Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Practice Began:
Internal Medicine/Geriatrics in 1997; Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 1999

Education and Training:
BA, Harvard University; MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, NY;
Internship & Residency, University of Rochester, NY;
Geriatrics Fellowship, Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, Boston

Specialty Society Membership:
American College of Physicians (Fellow), American Geriatrics Society (Fellow),
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine,
Chinese American Medical Society, Association of Chinese American Physicians

Year Appointed at NYP Queens:

Academic Interests:
Educating students, residents and fellows about palliative care, end of life care, geriatrics, cultural competency, communication skills, integrative medicine, international health

Personal Interests:
Spending time with family, traveling, dancing, reading, exploring the neighborhoods of New York City’s diverse boroughs and their cuisines

Languages Spoken:
Chinese Mandarin, Spanish

Selected Publications:

  • Pan CX, Kales J, Sanchez-Reilly S. I want to go home. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Dec 21; 141(12): 964-5.
  • Pan CX, Carmody S, Leipzig RM, et al. There is Hope for the Future: National Survey Results Reveal That Geriatrics Fellows Are Well-Educated in End-of-life Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Apr; 53(4): 705-10.
  • Pan CX, Chai E, Farber J. Myths of the High Medical Cost of Old Age and Dying. Int’l J Health Services 2008, 38(2): 253-275.
  • Pan CX, Russo DJ. Hospice as a Care Option in Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2010; 18(12):32-37.
  • Gutierrez C, Hsu W, Ouyang Q, Yao H, Pollack S, Pan CX. Palliative Care Intervention in the Intensive Care Unit: Comparing outcomes among seriously ill Caucasian and Asian populations. Journal of Palliative Care, 2014 Autumn; 30(3):151-7.
  • Pan CX, Leo-To WF. Cross-cultural health care for older adults: strategies for pharmacists. Consult Pharm. 2014; 29(10):645-53.
  • Pan CX, Abraham O, Giron F, LeMarie P, Pollock S. Just Ask: Hospice Familiarity in Asian and Hispanic Adults. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May;49(5):928-33.
  • Tan CB, Ng J, Jeganathan R, Kawai F, Pan CX, Pollock S, Turner J, Cohen S, Chorost M. “Cognitive changes after surgery in the elderly: Does minimally invasive surgery influence the incidence of postoperative cognitive changes compared to open colon surgery?” Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2015;39:125-131.
  • Ng J, Pan CX, Geube A, Tan C, Kawai F, Chorost M. Your postop patient is confused and agitated—next steps? Your older patient exhibits signs and symptoms that suggest delirium. Here’s how to best handle this complication. J Fam Pract. 2015 June;64(6):361-366.
  • Prasad N, Labaze G, Kopacz J,  Chwa S, Platis D, Pan CX, Russo D, LaBombardi VJ, Osorio G, Pollack S, Kreiswirth BN, Chen L, Urban C, Segal-Maurer S. “Asymptomatic Rectal Colonization With Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Clostridium difficile Among Residents of a Long-term care Facility in New York City.” Am J Infect Control. 2016 Jan 18. pii: S0196-6553(15)01186-4
  • Pan CX, Gutierrez C, Maw MM, Kansler AL, Gross L, He J, Kanta R, and Paul S. Impact of a Palliative Care Program on Tracheostomy Utilization in a Community Hospital. J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec;18(12):1070-3. Epub 2015 Nov 19.