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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.


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 map


Dr. Nancy Li Schoenborn is an assistant 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 Medial Center. 

She is certified in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. In 2013, the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins funded a project that she is working on related to implementing and evaluating the Transitions of Care Curriculum to improve the quality of resident physician education and enhance the safety of care transitions for patients admitted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



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


  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Medicine (2012)


  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2013)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Schoenborn NL, Boyd C, McNabney M, Ray A, Cayea D. Current practices and opportunities in a resident clinic regarding the care of older adults with multimorbidity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Aug;63(8):1645-51. PMID 26200347.

Schoenborn NL, Boyd C, Cayea D, Nakamura K, Xue QL, Ray A, McNabney M. Incorporating prognosis in the care of older adults with multimorbidity: description and evaluation of a novel curriculum. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Dec 1;15:215. PMID: 26628049.

Pollack CE, Blackford AL, Schoenborn NL, Boyd CM, Peairs KS, Dugoff EH. Comparing prognostic tools for cancer screening: Considerations for clinical practice and performance assessment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 April 30. [Epub ahead of print.]

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.

Schoenborn NL, Bownman TL, Cayea D, Boyd C, Feeser S, Pollack CE. Discussion strategies used by primary care clinicians when stopping cancer screening among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. In press. 2016.

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