Eugenia L. Siegler, M.D.

Geriatric Medicine
Eugenia Siegler

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 is actively involved in departmental and hospital 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.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Siegler EL, Murtaugh CM, Rosati RJ, Clark A, Ruchlin H, Sobolewski S, Feldman P, Callahan M. Improving the Transition to Home Healthcare by Rethinking the Purpose and Structure of the CMS 485: First Steps. Home Health Care Serv Qu. 2006; 25: 27-38. PMID: 17062509

Kelley AS, Siegler EL, Reid MC. Pitfalls and recommendations regarding the management of acute pain among hospitalized patients with dementia. Pain Medicine. 2008; 9:581-6. PMID: 18565001

O'Donnell H, Kaushal R, Barron Y, Callahan MA, Adelman RD, Siegler EL. Physicians' attitudes towards copy-and-pasting in electronic note writing. J Gen Int Med. 2009; 24:63-8. PMID: 18998191; PMC ID: PMC2607489

Siegler EL, Adelman R. Copy and Paste: A Remediable Hazard of Electronic Health Records. Am J Med., 2009; 122:495-496. PMID: 19486708

Mehta S, Siegler EL, Henderson CR, Reid MC. Acute pain management in hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment: A study of provider practices and treatment outcomes. Pain Med. 2010; 11:1516-24. PMID: 21199304

Siegler EL. The evolving medical record. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 16;153(10):671-677. PMID: 21079225

Siegler EL, Cohen AB. Conflicts over control and use of medical records at the New York Hospital before the standardization movement. J Law Med Ethics, 2011. 39: 640-8. PMID: 22084850

Stetson PD, Bakken S, Wrenn JO, Siegler EL. Assessing electronic note quality using the Physician Documentation Quality Instrument (PDQI-9). App Clin Inform. 2012; 3:164-74. PMCID: PMC3347480; PMID: 2257748359.

Rattner S, Mathes M, Siegler EL. Copied and Pasted and Misdiagnosed. ACP Ethics Case Studies. 2012.