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Sonja L. Rosen
MD

Sonja Rosen
MD

Cedars-Sinai
8501 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Beverly Hills

California (CA)

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Geriatrics; Internal Medicine

Geriatrics

Internal Medicine


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Dr. Sonja Rosen MD, FACP, AGSF is a national leader in geriatrics. She serves as both the Medical Director and Chief of Geriatrics at Cedars-Sinai. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. She was previously Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA Medical Center, SM and Medical Director of UCLA Medical Center, SM Geriatric Inpatient Unit. Dr. Rosen completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA, residency in Internal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA, and medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr Rosen’s research and clinical interests include safe transitions of care and safe prescribing in older persons, population health strategies in Medicare Advantage, geriatric assessment, combatting social isolation, and fall prevention. She is the author of multiple chapters and research publications in these areas, and is a national and internal speaker on her original research and geriatric models of care. Dr. Rosen developed the pre-discharge pharmacy medication reconciliation program at UCLA-SM, which successfully reduced all cause 30-day readmissions and became an Advisory Council best practice recommendation. Most recently, she helped develop the Geriatric Fracture Program at Cedars-Sinai, a model of care as an Age-Friendly Health System Committed to Care Excellence. Dr. Rosen is currently a Co-Investigator for an AARP Foundation Grant titled Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP), which has successfully helped combat social isolation through evidence-based community exercise classes, and serves as Geriatrician Leader for a Cedars-Sinai NIA grant multicenter RCT to reduce post-hospital utilization. She is also Co-Chair of the working group for social engagement for Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) for LA County and LA City.

Published In:

Southern California Super Doctors 2022
Southern California Super Doctors 2021

About Sonja Rosen

Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Graduation Year: 2001

Professional Webpage: bio.csmc.edu/view/18372/Sonja-Rosen.aspx

Honors and Awards:

Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors, 2021

Super Doctors, Southern California, 2021

Los Angeles Magazine “Top Doctors”, 2020

Los Angeles Magazine “Top Doctors”, 2019

CAHSAH Physician of the Year Award , CAHSAH / CHAPCA, 2018

Super Doctors, Southern California, 2022

Top Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Board Certified, Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine, ABIM

Board Certified, Geriatric Medicine, ABIM

Board Certified, Internal Medicine, ABIM

Professional Activity:

Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Section Chief, Geriatric Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Medical Director, Geriatric Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Network

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

   

Community Service:

AGS Quality & Performance Measurement Committee

Chair, Patient Safety Committee, CSMCF

August 2013–2018      WISE & Healthy Aging, Board of Directors

 

2018 – present            Social Isolation Impact Coalition

 

2019                            Critical Supports Program Leadership Council, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles

 

July 2019 - present    Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Advisory Board, LA City Dept of Aging

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1LU6iuj8muvEsh/bibliography/public/

 

 Geriatric Pharmacy Pilot’s Effect on Reducing 30-Day Readmission Rates. UHC Annual Meeting (now Vizient), invited Podium Presentation. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2014.

Hospital Care of Older Patients: Setting New Standards for Excellence. UCLA DOM Grand Rounds, Tamkin Auditorium. March 2015.

Safe Medication Transitions in Frailty Patients. Paper Presentation. IAGG World Congress July 2017. San Francisco, CA.

 Successful strategies for caring for a Medicare Advantage Population: Total Care Management (TCM) at Cedars-Sinai. UCSD DOM Grand Rounds, September 5, 2018. San Diego, CA.

The Care Extender Program for a Medicare Advantage Population: Strategies for a Medicare Advantage Population. Keynote speaker, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. September 27, 2018. Oakland, CA.

Geriatric Medicine & Geriatric Models of Care. Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, Harvey Morse Auditorium, March 1, 2019. Los Angeles, CA.

Implementing a Geriatric Fracture Program within a complex environment. British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Annual Meeting, University of Liverpool. Symposium Podium Presentation. July 11, 2019. Liverpool, UK

Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP): Engaging Older Adults in Community-Based Exercise to Combat Social Isolation. British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Annual Meeting, University of Liverpool. Podium Presentation. July 11, 2019. Liverpool, UK

AARP Foundation Financial Resilience Poverty Solutions Forum. AV Irvine, Irvine. CA. Invited Speaker / Panelist. October 23, 2019.

Implementing a Geriatric Fracture Program within a complex environment. Gerontological Society of American (GSA) 71rst Annual Scientific Meeting. Podium Presentation. November 16, 2019. Austin, Texas.

Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP): Engaging Older Adults in Community-Based Exercise to Combat Social Isolation, Focus Group findings. Gerontological Society of American (GSA) 71rst Annual Scientific Meeting. Podium Presentation. November 16, 2019. Austin, Texas.

Publications:

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1LU6iuj8muvEsh/bibliography/public/

Reuben DB, Rosen S., Schickendanz H. Principles of Geriatric Assessment. Hazzard’s Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7th McGraw Hill 2017.

 DB, Rosen S. Principles of Geriatric Assessment. Hazzard’s Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 6th McGraw Hill 2009.

 Garcia, M. Rosen S, Koretz B, Reuben DB. Chapter 25: Presentation of Disease in Old Age. Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatrics and Clinical , 8th Elsevier Health Sciences 2016.

Rosen S, Koretz B, Reuben DB. Chapter 25: Presentation of Disease in Old Age. Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 7th Elsevier Health Sciences 2010.

Rosen S, Mariano J. Geriatric Principles for the AMA Geriatric Care by Design e-book 2011.

Rosen S (Editor), Chen G. Geriatric Principles for the AMA Geriatric Care by Design e-book 2015

Rosen S (Author), Whiteman E, Mays A. Wellness In Older Individuals. The Handbook of Wellness Medicine, Cambridge University Press. 2020.

Rosen S (Author). Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS) 11. Assessment chapter.  July 2020.

BOOKS

 Rosen S (Editor) Geriatric Medicine: A Person Centered Evidence-Based Approach, 5th Springer 2020.

Reviews

Rosen S, Weintraub N. The efficacy of performing screening mammograms in the frail elderly population. Journal of the American Medical Directors' Association. 2006 May; 7(4):230-3.

Rosen S. Delirium in the Elderly. A case report. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare 2006, Vol 10.

Rosen SL, Reuben DB. Geriatric Assessment. Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;78(4):489-97. doi: 10.1002/msj.20277.

Tran, HP, Rosen S. Renal Cysts in Geriatric Outpatient Primary Care" Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare 2016, Vol. 20.

McGalliard B, Shane R, Rosen S. A pill organizing plight [Spotlight]. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. September 2016.

 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Co-Investigator for awarded NIA grant A MultiCenter RCTvof Pharmacist-Directed Transitional Care to Reduce Post-Hospitalization Utilization

Co-investigator in our AARP Grant for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network,with help from community partners, will provide additional older adult opportunities to engagein evidenced based community exercise programs to improve their wellness, decrease their risk of falling, and improve social connectedness.

Educational Background:

M.D., University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

2001


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