Dr. Maria Torroella Carney is a board-certified internist, geriatrician, and palliative care physician with clinical, research, administrative, and public health leadership experience. She has been at Northwell Health since 2012 and is currently Medical Director for Continuing Care and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She is Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell.
Dr. Carney received her medical degree at New York Medical College, carried out her residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill/Cornell Medical Center and completed a research-oriented fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She served as commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Health on Long Island, New York serving a population of 1.3 million residents from 2008-2011.
She has dedicated most of her career to the care and advocacy for older adults, those with serious illness and vulnerable populations.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)