CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSElizabeth J. Santos, M.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 273-5454A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentNot Accepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCHRochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssociate Professor - Department of Psychiatry , Research (SMD) Associate Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD) - JointAssociate Professor - Department of Medicine , Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - JointPatient Care SettingPsychiatryBiographyElizabeth J. Santos, MD, MPH, DFAPA is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Santos is the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, the Strong Behavioral Health Older Adults Clinic, and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation Project ECHO GEMH in Long Term Care Program. She is also the Medical Director of the URMC Memory Care Program, a nursing home consultant and is an attending physician at the Strong Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP). Her research focuses on elder abuse and neglect, training evaluators, and advocacy for older adults. She is the geriatric psychiatry consultant on a National Institute of Justice funded Enhanced Multi-disciplinary Team (E-MDT) focused on financial exploitation, a member of the NYS Coalition on Elder Abuse and the Elder Fatality Review Team.CredentialsEducation2000MD | Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine (Philippines)2013MPH | University of RochesterPost-doctoral Training & Residency10/01/2004 - 06/30/2006Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/2000 - 09/30/2004Residency in Psychiatry at State University of New York College at BuffaloAwards2016Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association2012Harford Center of Excellence Scholars Award2010University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, Excellence in Clinical Care Award2007University of Rochester, Collier Mental Health Research Poster Award, 2nd place2006University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, John Romano Award2005American Medical Directors Association Futures Program2005American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Public Policy Institute, participant2003Western New York American Psychiatric Association Travel Scholarship2003American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Stepping Stones Program1995Manila Central University Alumni Award1992 - 1993Dean's List, University of Rochester1989National Merit Scholar1988 - 1989Buffalo Medical Foundation, Minority Student Research Fellowship, 2 summers1988National Honor SocietyVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles10/2022Macchi ZA, Seshadri S, Ayele R, Bock M, Long J, Coats H, Miyasaki J, Pantilat SZ, Katz M, Santos EJ, Sillau SH, Lum HD, Kluger BM. "Aggression Towards Caregivers in Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders: A Mixed Methods Study." Movement disorders clinical practice.. 2022 Oct; 9(7):920-931. Epub 2022 Sep 07. Books & Chapters2009 Chapter Title: Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults Book Title: International Handbook of Suicide Prevention Author List: Santos EJ, Conwell Y Published By: Gaskell Publications 20092009 Chapter Title: Elder Mistreatment and Self-Neglect Book Title: Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry Author List: Santos EJ, Goldstein MZ Published By: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 20092008 Chapter Title: Suicide Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Elder Care Author List: Santos EJ, Conwell, Y Published By: Springer Publishing Company 2008VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Elizabeth J. Santos, M.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Elizabeth J. Santos, M.D. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.