Eugenia L. Siegler, M.D.
I have been a geriatrician for more than two decades and I love practicing and teaching this area of medicine. Being a doctor is a true privilege, and helping people cope with the challenges of their later years is especially rewarding.
Although I have practiced geriatrics in a number of venues, my work is now largely hospital-based. Caring for hospitalized older individuals requires collaboration, and I value and enjoy the expertise of my colleagues from all fields. I believe in participatory medicine and encourage my patients and their families to be informed, active members of our care team.
Dr. Siegler is an Attending Physician and the Medical Director of the Geriatrics Inpatient Services at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is also Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, whose faculty she joined in 2000.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University, Dr. Siegler obtained her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Bellevue and New York University Hospitals, where she was intern, resident, and chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Siegler completed her fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Siegler is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is a member of many organizations in her field, including the American College of Physicians, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Geriatrics Society. She is also a reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Siegler chairs the Department of Medicine Documentation Task Force and is actively involved in departmental Quality Improvement activities. She spends most of her time caring for patients and teaching geriatrics; her scholarly work has focused most recently on medical records and the notes physicians write.
Dr. Siegler is dedicated to promoting comprehensive, compassionate care of the elderly. Although primarily a geriatric hospitalist, she also sees outpatients at the Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging.