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Elizabeth J. Santos, M.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1994
BA | University of Rochester
Psychology

2000
MD | Philippines-Our Lady of Fatima Univ Col of Med
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/01/2004 - 06/30/2006
Fellowship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/20/2000 - 09/25/2004
Residency in Psychiatry at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine

Awards

2016
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

2012
Harford Center of Excellence Scholars Award

2010
University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, Excellence in Clinical Care Award

2007
University of Rochester, Collier Mental Health Research Poster Award, 2nd place

2006
University of Rochester, Department of Psychiatry, John Romano Award

2005
American Medical Directors Association Futures Program

2005
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Public Policy Institute, participant

2003
Western New York American Psychiatric Association Travel Scholarship

2003
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Stepping Stones Program

1995
Manila Central University Alumni Award

1992 - 1993
Dean's List, University of Rochester

1989
National Merit Scholar

1988 - 1989
Buffalo Medical Foundation, Minority Student Research Fellowship, 2 summers

1988
National Honor Society

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Publications

Books & Chapters

2009
Chapter Title: Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults
Book Title: International Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Author List: Santos EJ, Conwell Y
Published By: Gaskell Publications2009

2009
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 & Wilkins2009

2008
Chapter Title: Suicide
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Elder Care
Author List: Santos EJ, Conwell, Y
Published By: Springer Publishing Company2008

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