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Bruce Allen Leff, M.D.

Bruce Allen Leff, M.D.

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  • Director, The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research
  • Professor of Medicine
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Expertise

Geriatric Medicine, Polypharmacy, Primary Care of Older Adults ...read more

Research Interests

Development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, notably; Hospital at Home, home-based primary care, CAPABLE, and others; Home care; Home-based medical care; Multimorbidity; Quality of care and quality improvement; Risk prediction models; Medical education ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925
5200 Eastern Ave.
The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Floor 7
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0925 | Fax: 410-550-8701

Background

Dr. Bruce Leff is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the department of health policy and management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Community and Public Health in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Dr. Leff is an internationally recognized leader and researcher in the development, evaluation and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, including the Hospital at Home, Guided Care, geriatric service line models and medical house call practices. In addition, his research interests extend to issues related to multi-morbidity, performance measurement and case-mix issues. He has a strong interest in health policy issues, is a past Health and Aging Policy Fellow of the American Political Science Association, and has served on multiple technical expert panels for the National Quality Forum, NCQA, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

An award-winning teacher and mentor, Dr. Leff directed the basic Medicine Clerkship in the School of Medicine until 2021. He is a past-president of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, past-member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. He currently serves as Chair of the Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), as well as the Chair of the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Board.

Dr. Leff received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his M.D. from New York University in 1987. After residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins, he served as a medical officer in the US Army in Seoul, Korea, before joining the faculty in the Department of Medicine in 1994. 

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Titles

  • Director, The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medicine; New York University School of Medicine (1987)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (1991)

Fellowships

  • Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (1994)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1991)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel models of care for frail older adults with multiple chronic conditions, with emphasis on home and community-based services, including Hospital at Home, CAPABLE, Guided Care, geriatric service line models, skilled home health care and home-based primary care. Research interests extend to care of frail older adults with multiple chronic conditions, quality measurement and quality improvement, development of risk prediction models.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • 38th Parallel Medical Society, Seoul, Korea, 1992 - 1994
    Member
  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 2007
    Board of Directors
  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 1995
    Member
  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 2009 - 2012
    President-elect
  • American College of Physicians, 2009 - 2012
    Board of Governors
  • American College of Physicians, 1988
    Member
  • American Geriatrics Society, 1991
    Member
  • American Geriatrics Society Annual National Meeting, 2006
    Abstract reviewer, epidemiology section
  • American Geriatrics Society to the American College of Physicians Council of Subspecialty Societies, 2008
    Representative
  • American Geriatrics Society, Clinical Practice & Models of Care Committee, 2008 - 2011
    Committee Member
  • American Geriatrics Society, Health Economics and Technology Committee, 2007 - 2008
    Committee member
  • American Geriatrics Society, Public Policy Committee, Care Coordination, 2008
    SWAT Team Member
  • Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2002
    Member
  • Clinical Template Project, 1997
  • Council of Subspecialty Societies, American College of Physicians, 2009 - 2012
    Vice Chairman
  • Curriculum committee, 1995 - 1996
    Member
  • Gerontological Society of America, 1996
    Member
  • InterRAI, 2007
    Associate Fellow
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1992
    Associate
  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 1995
  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 1995 - 1996

    Curriculum Committee

  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 1997 - 1998

    Clinical Template Project

  • American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 2011 - 2013

    President

  • American College of Physicians, 2012 - 2014

    Chairman, Council of Subspecialty Societies

  • American College of Physicians, 2012

    Member, Board of Regents

  • American Geriatrics Society, 2012 - 2013

    "Choosing Wisely" Committee

  • American College of Physicians, 2013 - 2014

    Chair of Nominations Committee

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Nominations Committee, American College of Physicians, 2013 - 2014
  • "Choosing Wisely" Committee,, American Geriatrics Society, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians, 2012 - 2012
  • Chairman, Council of Subspecialty Societies, American College of Physicians, 2012 - 2014
  • President, American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 2011 - 2013

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