Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the department of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She conducts health services research to assess how payment policies, and in particular Medicare policy, impact outcomes for seriously ill older adults and their families. 

As a family medicine physician board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Ankuda’s clinical work focuses on relieving the suffering experienced by patients with serious illness.  Both her research and clinical work involve interdisciplinary teams who address the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of both patient and family.