Hebrew SeniorLife created the word ReAge to reflect the breadth and depth of services we offer: providing world-class health care; building innovative senior communities; funding groundbreaking research; and teaching future generations of geriatricians.
ReAge, a combination of “redefine” and “aging,” means to question everything about the aging process. Through ReAging, we are challenging conventions in order to create and implement new standard-of-care approaches that will positively impact the lives of older adults.
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., has spent most of his career in geriatric medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), where he currently serves as vice president for academic medicine and director of the Institute for Aging Research. He also holds the Irving and Edyth S. Usen and Family Chair in Medical Research. In addition to his positions at HSL, he is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Lipsitz's research interests include falls, fainting, blood pressure regulation, cognitive dysfunction, and improving long-term care for disabled seniors. He has published more than 200 original research papers, review articles and textbook chapters, and co-edited "Quality Care in the Nursing Home" and "Geriatric Diabetes." He was designated one of the "top doctors in Boston" by Boston Magazine in 2009 and 2010.
A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Lipsitz earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also holds a master's degree from Harvard University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.