Linda V. DeCherrie

Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai


Linda V. DeCherrie is professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also director of Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors and the Chelsea-Village House Call Programs and clinical director of the Mobile Acute Care Team, a Hospital at Home program funded through a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award.

Dr. DeCherrie graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a major in history and philosophy of science focusing on medical ethics. She then went on to earn her MD degree there. She completed an internal medicine residency in primary care at Boston University and was also a chief resident. She did a fellowship in geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she also was the chief fellow. Dr. DeCherrie’s interests include resident education in geriatrics and home care as well as systems and policy implications for home-based care of all types.