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New Chief of Geriatrics Named

Amy Ehrlich, M.D., talks to a patient in a Montefiore clinic.

New Chief of Geriatrics Named

Amy Ehrlich, M.D., was appointed in September as the new chief of the division of geriatrics in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. Dr. Ehrlich, a professor of medicine at Einstein, has served as associate chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore as well as medical director of Montefiore Home Care for the past 10 years.

Her research interests include screening for mild cognitive impairment and dementia in ethnically and racially diverse primary-care settings and the prevention of burns and fires in older adults’ homes. In her role as medical director of Montefiore Home Care, she worked with the interdisciplinary team to develop disease-specific programs that help address challenges in transitions of care.

Dr. Ehrlich received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital. She started her career at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and in 1993 joined the faculty in geriatrics at Montefiore. She has held various leadership roles, including medical director of the geriatrics ambulatory practice and director of the geriatrics fellowship program.

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