Faculty Profile

Dr. Amy R. Ehrlich, M.D.

Amy R. Ehrlich, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Professional Interests

Dr. Amy R. Ehrlich  is the Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Medical Director of Montefiore’s Home Health Agency.  She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her post graduate training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care.

Dr. Ehrlich has been involved in program design and development in geriatrics education for medical students, residents and fellows at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  She was the Program Director for the Geriatrics Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein for many years and remains active in the educational activities of the fellowship.

Dr. Ehrlich’s research interests include screening for mild cognitive impairment and dementia in ethnically and racially diverse primary care settings and the prevention of fires and burns in older adults. In her role as Medical Director of Montefiore Home Care, she is working with the interdisciplinary home care team to develop innovative disease specific programs which help address challenges in transitions of care across the Montefiore network

Selected Publications

  1. Ehrlich AR, Kathpalia S, Boyarsky Y, Schechter A, Bijur, P. Elderly patients discharged home from the emergency department with minor burns. Burns. 2005;31:717-20. 
  2. Ehrlich AR. Dementia as a risk factor for major burns. J Burn Care Res. 2006;27:120 
  3. Grober E, Hall C, McGinn M, Nicholls T, Stanford S, Ehrlich A, Jacobs LG, Kennedy G, Sanders A,Lipton RB. Neuropsychological Strategies for Detecting Early Dementia. J Int  Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Jan;14):130-42. 
  4. Ehrlich AR, Bak RY, Wald-Cagan, P, Greenberg, DF. Risk factors for fires and burns in homebound,urban elderly. J Burn Care Res. 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6):985-7. 
  5. Adelman R, Ansell P, Breckman R, Snow C, Ehrlich AR, Greene M, Greenberg D, Raik B, Joshua J. Raymond F, Clabby J, Fields S, Breznay J. Building Psychosocial Programming in Geriatrics Fellowships: A Consortium Model. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. 2011, 32:4, 309-320. 
  6. Grober E, Sanders A, Hall C, Ehrlich AR, Lipton R Very Mild Dementia and Medical Comorbidity Independently Predict Health Care Use in the Elderly. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2012 Jan; 3 (1): 23-28.
  7. Teresi JA, Grober E, Eimicke JP, Ehrlich AR. Are clinical diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affected by education and self-reported race? Psychol Assess. 2012 Sep;24(3):531-44.
  8. Malik R, Pinto R, Bogaisky M, Ehrlich AR. Older Adults with Heel Ulcers in the Acute Care Setting: Frequency of Noninvasive Vascular Assessment, Surgical Intervention, and 1-Year Mortality.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Dec;14(12):916-9. 
  9. Grober E, Ehrlich AR, Troche Y, Hahn S, Lipton R. Screening Older Latinos for Dementia in the Primary Care Setting. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014, 20:1-8. 
  10. Grober E, Wenzhu B, Ehrlich AR, Mabie P, Hahn S, Lipton R. Two-stage screening for early dementia in primary care. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2016 Jun 7:1-12. 
  11. Grober E, Wakefield,  Ehrlich AR, Mabie P, Lipton RB. Identifying memory impairment and early dementia in primary care. 6 (2017) Alzheimers  Dement. DADM. 188-195.




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