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Bruce A. Leff, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone: 410/550-2654
E-mail: bleff@jhmi.edu

Bruce A. Leff, MD, is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the director of the Center on Aging and Health (COAH) Program in Geriatric Health Services Research and the co-director of the Elder House Call Program in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a current American Political Science Association Health and Aging Policy Fellow. His principal areas of research relate to home care and the development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, including the Hospital at Home model of care (www.hospitalathome.org), Guided Care (www.guidedcare.org), geriatric service line models (www.med-ic.org), and medical house call practices. In addition, his research interests extend to issues related to multimorbidity, guideline development, and case-mix issues. He has served on multiple technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on issues related to geriatrics and home health care.

Dr. Leff cares for patients in the acute, ambulatory, and home settings. He directs the medicine clerkship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has received awards for his teaching and mentorship. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians, president-elect of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, and is an associate fellow of InterRAI.