Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1-20-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

The Family Health Care Decisions Act: What You Need to Know

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 20, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Hannah I. Lipman

Hannah I. Lipman, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics and Cardiology)
Associate Director, MMC-Einstein Center for Bioethics
Chief, Bioethics Consultation Service, Montefiore & Einstein

Dr. Hannah Lipman is a geriatrician-cardiologist-bioethicist who joined Montefiore in July 2006 and initially undertook a busy clinical schedule seeing patients in geriatrics and cardiology.

Dr. Lipman honed her skills in ethics education after receiving a HRSA-funded Geriatric Academic Career Award entitled "Teaching Practical Bioethics to Learners from Multiple Disciplines: Geriatrics Informed Curricula in Surrogate Decision Making and Bioethics Consultation”.

In June 2009, Dr. Lipman became the Associate Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service. In this role, she teaches ethics throughout the medical center and in the first and second year medical school bioethics courses. She is the co-chair of the system-wide work group charged with implementing the Family Health Care Decisions Act.

Currently Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Lipman completed her medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her internal medicine residency at University of Michigan Health System. Her cardiology fellowship was at Tufts New England Medical Center and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed the integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care fellowship at Mount Sinai as well. She is a graduate of the Montefiore-Einstein Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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