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Dr. Genie Siegler Receives the 31st Annual Linda Laubenstein Clinical Excellence Award

Congratulations Dr. Siegler!

It is with great pleasure that the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH AI) recognizes Dr. Eugenia (Genie) L. Siegler as the 2023 recipient of the annual Linda Laubenstein HIV Clinical Excellence Award. With this 31st annual award, the AI recognizes Dr. Siegler for her unique skills and extensive experience as a clinician and for her outstanding contributions to the clinical understanding of geriatric care and aging with HIV.

Dr. Siegler is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Mason Adams Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a teaching attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), a geriatrics consultant to the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Special Studies (HIV/AIDS), an Associate Program Director for medical residency at NYPH, and a geriatrics clinical care provider for inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Siegler is co-director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Glesby & Siegler Lab, an interdisciplinary research program seeking to understand how HIV affects older people.

Dr. Siegler is lead author of the NYSDOH AI Clinical Guidelines Program guidance Addressing the Needs of Older Patients in HIV Care, and she has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles addressing issues in HIV and aging, including 3 in the past year:

Dr. Siegler was one of the original editors of the Encyclopedia of Elder Care, and she compiled the Care of People Aging With HIV Toolkit for the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education Training Center (AETC). She has been a contributing member of the Medical Care Criteria Committee of the NYSDOH AI Clinical Guidelines Program since 2018 and is a member of the AI’s Clinical Quality Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on HIV and Aging.

Dr. Siegler earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences from Princeton University and her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Bellevue and New York University hospitals. Following residency, Dr. Siegler completed her fellowship in general internal medicine and geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1994, she received the University of Pennsylvania's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching along with now Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Dr. Siegler’s wholehearted commitment to providing, expanding awareness of, and increasing access to informed and compassionate clinical care for people aging with HIV in New York State makes her the 2023 recipient of the Linda Laubenstein HIV Clinical Excellence Award.

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