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Joshua Schor, MD, Geriatrics, West Orange, NJ, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

JoshuaDavidSchorMDCMD, FACP

Geriatrics West Orange, NJ

Senior Medical Director, Optum CCM/ISNP; Medical Director Emeritus, Daughters of Israel; Faculty, AMDA CMD Course

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  • I am a board-certified Internist and Geriatrician and have worked both in the not for profit hospital and SNF setting since 1990 (MA and NJ) and the Optum/UHG setting as Senior Medical Director for the Institutional Special Needs Program (ISNP) since 2006. I have been almost FT at Optum since 2020 but still see short term rehab patients at my local SNF. My work in both spheres has filled me with joy and the ability to gaze thoughtfully into both arenas. I look forward now to being a "Luminary Fellow" at Doximity and sharing my writings and comments with many. I am an amateur birder and I enjoy reading fiction. I volunteer in a food pantry and bringing food and supplies to those affected by homelessness. As husband, father of 3, and now grandparent, i look forward to learning from my peers as those dear to me in my family have taught me to be a better--though not perfect!-- listener. I was awarded Medical Director of the Year by AMDA recently and pride myself in trying to better the lives of those frail adults living the remainder of their lives in the SNF and nursing home settings. The reciprocal nature of this work is not lost on me, and my friendships with both staff and residents of these facilities has been a daily gift thoughout my 30 years in practice.

    As William Butler Yeats wrote:
    "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends".

Education & Training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship, Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine), 1988 - 1992
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1988
  • Yale School of Medicine
    Yale School of MedicineClass of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2023
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1991 - 2023
  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • ME State Medical License
    ME State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Luminary Fellow (writing, commenting, curating articles in Doximity) Doximity
  • AMDA medical director of the year AMDA
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • My Two Minute Drill  
    Schor, Joshua, Caring for the Ages, 3/2020
  • Risk Factors For Delirium in Hospitalized Elderly  
    JD Schor et al, JAMA, 2/12/1992
  • The Occurrence and Persistence of Symptoms Among Elderly Hospitalized Patients  
    Schor Joshua et al, archives of int medicine, 2/1992
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Books/Book Chapters

Authored Content

  • When a Patient’s Throwaway Line Embeds Itself in Your BrainMay 2023
  • I'm a Geriatrician. Queen Elizabeth's Death Certificate Gave Me Pause.January 2023
  • The Case for Therapeutic PrivilegeNovember 2022
  • I Had "Killed" Her and She Wasn't Even DeadApril 2022
  • My 'Two-Minute Drill' for Patient Connection Involves Lapel PinsMarch 2021
  • Is Medical Education 'Wasted' on the Healthy?February 2021
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Press Mentions

  • DOI Medical Director Receives Top Award
    DOI Medical Director Receives Top AwardMay 11th, 2017
  • Use of Emoji in the Health Care Setting: Helpful or Harmful?
    Use of Emoji in the Health Care Setting: Helpful or Harmful?July 18th, 2022
  • My 'Two-Minute Drill' for Patient Connection Involves Lapel Pins
    My 'Two-Minute Drill' for Patient Connection Involves Lapel PinsMarch 8th, 2021
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Hospital Affiliations