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Meet Our Physicians

Ron Adelman, MD, is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Adelman is the Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the Director of the Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging and Director of the Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care. Dr. Adelman has studied on older patient-physician interaction and has published extensively in the field of geriatrics and gerontology, including his work on patient-physician communication.
Lisa Honkanen, M.D. holds a Masterís Degree in Economics from and is a medical school graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a Geriatrics Medicine fellowship here at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Honkanen was awarded the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) Hartford Geriatrics Fellowship Award for her research on a Cost Benefit Analysis of External Hip Protectors In The Nursing Home Environment. Dr. Honkanen joined the Division as an Assistant Attending Physician in July 2002.
Mark Lachs, MD, is an internist who specializes in the care of the elderly. As the co-chief of the division of geriatric medicine, he has an interest in geriatric primary care, cognitive impairment and functional decline. Dr. Lachs completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was on the faculty at Yale before joining the geriatrics program at Cornell.
Taryn Yeon Lee, MD is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed her Internship and Residency at Temple University Hospital and her Geriatrics Fellowship here at Weill Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Lee joins the faculty here at Cornell in August 2003 as the Director of Consult Service.
Veronica Lo Faso, MD, is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of the House Calls Program at the Irving Sherwood Wright Medical Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care. Dr. Lo Faso's experience as a nurse practitioner before attending medical school gives her a broad and valuable range of experience in patient care. She is the Medical Director of the House Call program and Director of Geriatrics Medical Education. Other languages spoken: Spanish.
Barrie Raik, MD is a graduate of NYU School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program. An outstanding clinician, Dr. Raik is especially interested in psychosocial issues as they relate to the medical problems of older adults. Other languages spoken: Spanish.
Bharathi Raman , MD a graduate of Madras Medical College T.N. (India), joined the faculty at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1990 after completing her fellowship in geriatric medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Raman has been an exemplary teacher of geriatric medicine for six years and specializes in patients with underlying clinical problems.
Arun Rao, MD is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Assistant Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program. Dr. Rao joined the faculty of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in July 2002 after completing his fellowship in Geriatrics Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Cary Reid, PhD, MD, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Reid completed his residency in Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and fellowships in both Clinical Epidemiology and Geriatrics Medicine at Yale University. Dr. Reid is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Scholar and a Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar on Aging Research. He joined the faculty of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in January 2003.
Eugenia Siegler, M.D. is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Bellevue and New York University Hospitals, and her Geriatrics Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Siegler is the Medical Director of the Geriatrics Inpatient Service and has a special interest in primary care, palliative care, and prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
 
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