| Internal medicine|
| The Mount Sinai Hospital, James J. Peters VA Medical Center|
University of California at Berkeley, Yale, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
University of California, Berkeley, Yale School of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Albert Siu Wikipedia
Albert Siu is an internist and geriatrician and the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman and Professor of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is also the director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in The Bronx, a senior associate editor of Health Services Research, a senior fellow of the Brookdale Foundation and a former trustee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Siu is the author of 9 book chapters and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has co-authored 50 publications for the United States Preventive Services Task Force. His department at Mount Sinai treats nearly 5,000 elderly patients a year and houses a number of signature programs including the Martha Stewart Center for Living, the Hertszberg Palliative Care Institute, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Medicare Innovations Collaborative and the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors. The Department partnerships include the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx and the Long Island Jewish Home.
Siu was born in Havana, Cuba, of Chinese Cuban descent. He graduated, with great distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in biochemistry in 1976. He earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in 1980 and completed a master's degree in public health at UCLA School of Medicine in 1986.
After completing a residency in internal medicine at UCLA in 1983, Siu remained at UCLA as assistant professor of medicine, with a joint appointment as health services researcher for the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, where he was the author of 20 monographs.
Siu served as chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA from 1989 until 1993, when he was named deputy commissioner in the New York State Department of Health. Concurrently, from 1994 to 1995, Siu was associate professor of health policy and management at the University of Albany School of Public Health. In 1995 Siu was named professor of health policy at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. In 1998 he was named Mount Sinai's Clifford Spingarn, MD Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and medical director of the Primary Care and Medical Services Care Center. In 2003 he was named the Ellen and Howard Katz Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.National Institute on Aging, K24 AG00918, Patient-oriented Research in Aging.
National Institutes of Health, K30 HL04131, Clinical Research Curriculum Award
Use of VA and Medicare Services by Older Veterans with New Disability, VA Health Services Research and Development, IIR 03-226
Partial list:Using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 6 October 2009;151(7):474-82. PMID 19805770
Health literacy and cognitive performance in older adults. Federman AD, Sano M, Wolf MS, Siu AL, Halm EA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Aug;57(8):1475-80. Epub 8 June 2009. PMID 19515101
Awareness of pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs among inner-city seniors. Federman AD, Safran DG, Keyhani S, Cole H, Halm EA, Siu AL. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2009 Apr;7(2):117-29. PMID 19447364
Cognitive decline among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Hung WW, Wisnivesky JP, Siu AL, Ross JS. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 15 July 2009;180(2):134-7. Epub 7 May 2009. PMID 19423714
Electronic health record components and the quality of care. Keyhani S, Hebert PL, Ross JS, Federman A, Zhu CW, Siu AL. Med Care. 2008 Dec;46(12):1267-72. PMID 19300317
Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. US Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 17 March 2009;150(6):396-404. PMID 19293072
Screening for skin cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 3 February 2009;150(3):188-93. PMID 19189908
The underuse of overuse research. Keyhani S, Siu AL. Health Serv Res. 2008 Dec;43(6):1923-30. PMID 19166411
The ironic business case for chronic care in the acute care setting. Siu AL, Spragens LH, Inouye SK, Morrison RS, Leff B. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb;28(1):113-25. PMID 19124861
A novel interdisciplinary analgesic program reduces pain and improves function in older adults after orthopedic surgery. Morrison RS, Flanagan S, Fischberg D, Cintron A, Siu AL. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jan;57(1):1-10. Epub 20 November 2008. PMID 19054187
Low levels of awareness of pharmaceutical cost-assistance programs among inner-city seniors. Federman AD, Safran DG, Keyhani S, Siu AL, Halm EA. JAMA. 24 September 2008;300(12):1412-4. PMID 18812531
The association of race, gender, and comorbidity with mortality and function after hip fracture. Penrod JD, Litke A, Hawkes WG, Magaziner J, Doucette JT, Koval KJ, Silberzweig SB, Egol KA, Siu AL. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Aug;63(8):867-72. PMID 18772476
Beliefs about generic drugs among elderly adults in hospital-based primary care practices. Iosifescu A, Halm EA, McGinn T, Siu AL, Federman AD. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Nov;73(2):377-83. PMID 18706784
Universal screening for hearing loss in newborns: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. US Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):143-8. Review. PMID 18595997
Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 20 May 2008;148(10):759-65. PMID 18490688
Use of recommended ambulatory care services: is the Veterans Affairs quality gap narrowing? Ross JS, Keyhani S, Keenan PS, Bernheim SM, Penrod JD, Boockvar KS, Federman AD, Krumholz HM, Siu AL. Arch Intern Med. 12 May 2008;168(9):950-8. PMID 18474759
Dual use of Veterans Affairs services and use of recommended ambulatory care. Ross JS, Keyhani S, Keenan PS, Bernheim SM, Penrod JD, Boockvar KS, Krumholz HM, Siu AL. Med Care. 2008 Mar;46(3):309-16. PMID 18388846
How much time do physicians spend providing care outside office visits? Farber J, Siu A, Bloom P. Ann Intern Med. 20 November 2007;147(10):693-8. PMID 18025445
Use of preventive care by elderly male veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration, Medicare fee-for-service, and Medicare HMO plans. Keyhani S, Ross JS, Hebert P, Dellenbaugh C, Penrod JD, Siu AL. Am J Public Health. 2007 Dec;97(12):2179-85. Epub 30 October 2007. PMID 17971544
Current processes of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: refining evidence-based recommendation development. Guirguis-Blake J, Calonge N, Miller T, Siu A, Teutsch S, Whitlock E; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 17 July 2007;147(2):117-22. Epub 18 June 2007. PMID 17576998