Lisa B. Caruso, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lisa Caruso
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


Dr. Caruso received her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her MPH at Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and 2-year Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is currently the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine. At Boston Medical Center, she provides care to older adults in the Geriatric Ambulatory Practice, the geriatric inpatient, long-term care and sub-acute rehab settings. Expertise and interests include: Resident and Medical Student training in Quality Improvement; Dementia; Delirium; Diabetes in older adults; Transitions of care; Long term care.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD
  • Wellesley College, BA


  • Published on 6/5/2020

    Lau-Ng R, Caruso LB, Perls TT. COVID-19 deaths in long term care facilities - a critical piece of the pandemic puzzle. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jun 05. PMID: 32501537.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Levine SA, Chao SH, Caruso LB, Jackson AH, Russell ML, Young ME, Brett B. Chief Resident Immersion Training in the Care of Older Adults: A Successful National Replication of an Interspecialty Educational Intervention. Acad Med. 2018 09; 93(9):1341-1347. PMID: 29877915.

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  • Published on 2/9/2014

    Caruso LB, Thwin SS, Brandeis GH. Following up on clinical recommendations in transitions from hospital to nursing home. J Aging Res. 2014; 2014:873043. PMID: 24678422.

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  • Published on 6/8/2012

    Oates DJ, Kornetsky D, Winter MR, Silliman RA, Caruso LB, Sharbaugh ME, Hardt EJ, Parker VA. Minimizing geriatric rehospitalizations: a successful model. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):8-15. PMID: 22684011.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Caruso LB, Silliman RA. Chapter 8: Diabetes Mellitus in the Older Adult in Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging. Cambridge Press. Cambridge. 2009.

  • Published on 4/10/2008

    Levine SA, Chao SH, Brett B, Jackson AH, Burrows AB, Goldman LN, Caruso LB. Chief resident immersion training in the care of older adults: an innovative interspecialty education and leadership intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jun; 56(6):1140-5. PMID: 18410320.

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  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Caruso LB, Silliman RA. Chapter 9: Geriatric Medicine in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 2008.

  • Published on 8/21/2007

    Caruso LB, Clough-Gorr KM, Silliman RA. Improving quality of care for urban older people with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct; 55(10):1656-62. PMID: 17714460.

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  • Published on 3/1/2005

    Levine SA, Caruso LB, Vanderschmidt H, Silliman RA, Barry PP. Faculty development in geriatrics for clinician educators: a unique model for skills acquisition and academic achievement. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Mar; 53(3):516-21. PMID: 15743299.

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  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Bickmore TW, Caruso L, Clough-Gorr K. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Acceptance and usability of a relational agent interface by urban older adults. 2005; (17):711-735.

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