Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife

Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, currently serves as Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA, where he holds the Irving and Edyth S. Usen and Family Chair in Medical Research. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Lipsitz earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Lipsitz’s research interests include falls, fainting, blood pressure regulation, cognitive dysfunction, and improving chronic care for older adults. He has published more than 300 original research papers, review articles, and textbook chapters, and co-edited “Quality Care in the Nursing Home” and “Geriatric Diabetes.” In recognition of his achievements in teaching, mentoring, and clinical care he was awarded the prestigious William Silen Lifetime Achievement Award in Mentoring from Harvard Medical School and the Joseph Freeman and Donald P. Kent Awards from the Gerontological Society of America. Following his HAP Fellowship, Dr. Lipsitz became a Senior Advisor to the Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office at CMS on projects designed to improve the quality of care in nursing homes and prevent avoidable hospitalizations of their residents.