Recipient of AMDA’s James Pattee Award and Founder of 1st USA Board Approved Residency in Geriatrics

LibowPageFor his substantial work in geriatrics, including establishing the first geriatric rotation for medical students in the country which took place at Jewish Home, Leslie Libow, MD, CMD, Jewish Home Distinguished Clinical Professor and Mount Sinai School of Medicine Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine, is the 2013 recipient of the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education from the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

“Dr. Libow changed the way in which medical residents view our growing population of elders. He helped to create new models of care, first at Mount Sinai and at Jewish Home, which are now replicated across the country,” states Audrey S. Weiner, DSW, MPH, President & CEO, Jewish Home. She continues, “Jewish Home is proud of Dr. Libow and the fact his pioneering work is being recognized by AMDA.”

The Pattee Award recognizes the significant contributions to the educational goals of AMDA to advance education specific to long term care physician practice, and to promote AMDA leadership via educational endeavors within the long term care continuum.

In 1972, Dr. Libow initiated the first Board approved Residency and Fellowship in Geriatrics in the United States and developed an Academic Nursing Home model. For the past two decades Dr. Libow has nurtured the clinical, teaching and research programs at Jewish Home and was the nonprofit’s senior vice president of Medical Services. He is co-founder of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Libow graduated from the Rosaline Franklin University of Medicine and Science at Chicago Medical School and holds special expertise in four Areas, including Alzheimer Disease, Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders, and Diagnostic Problems.