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Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS

Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS is a professor and vice chair of Health Policy and Faculty Development, and a Hermann Merkin Professor in Palliative Care in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Kelley completed her medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and her training in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell). She continued on at Weill Cornell as a fellow in geriatric medicine. Dr. Kelley was selected for the National Research Service Award at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she completed a Master of Science in Health Services through the UCLA School of Public Health. Her research bridges the intersection between geriatrics and palliative medicine by focusing on the needs of seriously ill older adults and their families. She is particularly interested in pursuing research that helps to prospectively identify those older adults who are at greatest risk for high health care costs and may have unmet palliative care needs. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the National Palliative Care Research Center, among others.

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