Nancy Li Schoenborn, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish


Geriatric Medicine

Research Interests

Cancer screening in older adults that incorporate patient preferences and life expectancy. more


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5200 Eastern Ave.
The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Floor 7
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Dr. Nancy Li Schoenborn is an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise is geriatric medicine and gerontology. 

Dr. Schoenborn earned her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Schoenborn is nationally and internationally renowned for her research on incorporating patient perspectives and overall health trajectories in individualized decision-making and communication with older patients. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the American Cancer Society, the American Geriatrics Society, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. Her research findings have been published in high impact journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Oncology. She was named the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society in 2019. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2011)


  • Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Schoenborn NL, Massare J, Park R, Boyd CM, Choi Y, Pollack CE. Assessment of clinician decision-making on cancer screening cessation in older adults with limited life expectancy. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(6):e206772

Schoenborn NL, Janssen EM, Boyd CM, Bridges JFP, Wolff AC, Pollack CE. Preferred clinician communication about stopping cancer screening among older US adults: results from a national survey. JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(8):1126-1128

Schoenborn NL, Crossnohere NL, Bridges JFP, Pollack CE, Pilla SJ, Boyd CM. Patient perceptions of diabetes guideline frameworks for individualizing glycemic targets. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Sept 16. [Epub ahead of print].

Schoenborn NL, Lee K, Pollack CE, Armacost K, Dy S, Bridges JF, Xue QL, Wolff A, Boyd, C. Older adults’ views and communication preferences around cancer screening cessation  JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8): 1121-1128

Schoenborn NL, Bowman TL, Cayea D, Pollack CE, Feeser S, Boyd C. Primary care clinicians' views on incorporating long-term prognosis in the care of older adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):671-8

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