Elizabeth  J. Santos, M.D.

Elizabeth J. Santos, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Elizabeth 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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2016
Harford Center of Excellence Scholars Award 2012
University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, Excellence in Clinical Care Award 2010
University of Rochester, Collier Mental Health Research Poster Award, 2nd place 2007
University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, John Romano Award 2006
American Medical Directors Association Futures Program 2005
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Public Policy Institute, participant 2005
Western New York American Psychiatric Association Travel Scholarship 2003
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Stepping Stones Program 2003
Manila Central University Alumni Award 1995
Dean's List, University of Rochester 1992 - 1993
National Merit Scholar 1989
National Honor Society 1988
Buffalo Medical Foundation, Minority Student Research Fellowship, 2 summers 1988 - 1989

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary


Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Philippines-Our Lady of Fatima Univ Col of Med2000
BA | Psychology | University of Rochester1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center10/01/2004 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Psychiatry at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine06/20/2000 - 09/25/2004