Melissa Patterson, MD, MBA, a Geriatric Palliative Care Specialist with NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


Get to know Geriatric Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Melissa Patterson, who serves patients in New York, New York.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Jan 5, 2023 ( – A highly accomplished geriatrician and hospice and palliative care specialist, Dr. Patterson is the Director of Inpatient Geriatric and Palliative Care Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Located on the northern tip of Manhattan, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital is one of the seven hospitals that comprise NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It serves northern Manhattan, including the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods, Riverdale, and the Bronx.

Pertaining to her educational pursuits, Dr. Patterson holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from Johns Hopkins University and received her joint MD/MBA from the American University of the Caribbean. She completed her residency in family medicine with Ascension Medical Group, serving as chief resident. She then went on to complete her first fellowship in geriatric medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2020, and her second fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia and Cornell Campus) in 2021.

An authority in her field, Dr. Patterson is currently board-certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and is board-eligible in hospice and palliative medicine. The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice family medicine and its sub-specialties.

Geriatric medicine is a formal subspecialty of medicine in the United States that focuses on the specialized medical care and unique health needs of older patients with high health complexity. Hospice and palliative medicine is a formal subspecialty of medicine in the United States that focuses on symptom management, relief of suffering, and end-of-life care. The emerging field of Geriatric palliative care integrates the complementary specialties of geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care to provide an interdisciplinary comprehensive approach to address the needs of both the patient and their loved ones.

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