Dr. Lopez’s specialty is geriatric and palliative medicine. He is the director of the Geriatric and Palliative Care (GAP) Consult Service at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez is a Family Medicine Physician with fellowship training in geriatric medicine and palliative care. He is board certified in all three specialties.
Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. He then completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He accomplished fellowships in Geriatric Medicine at North Shore University Hospital/Zucker School of Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel/Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. His main passion is helping out the vulnerable and growing population of patients and families dealing with advanced illness.
Dr. Lopez’s research focus includes education with a special focus on geriatrics, palliative care, symptomatic management and patients with advance illness. He also focuses on impacts of palliative care on metrics related to health care such as length of stay, readmissions, patients satisfaction, hospital associated complications.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Field of study: Hospice and Palliative Medicine
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Field of study: Geriatric Medicine
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Field of study: Family Medicine
Universidad de Caldas
Field of study: Medicine