Leo M. Cooney Jr MD

Humana Foundation Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

LCME Education Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, Syncope and Falls Assessment Program; Rheumatology

Research Interests

Geriatric medicine; Assistance in elderly independence; Resource utilization; Transitional care models of care for nursing home residents more...


  • M.D., Yale University, 1969

Selected Publications

  • Lai JM, Gill TM, Cooney LM, Bradley EH, Hawkins KA, Karlawish JH. Everyday Decision-making Ability in Older Persons with Cognitive Impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2008; 16:693-696.
  • Chou W, Cooney LM, van Ness P, Alore H, Gill T. Access to primary care for Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatric Society 2007;55:763-768.
  • Cooney LM, Kennedy GJ, Hawkins KA. Who can stay at home? Assessing the capacity to choose to live in the community. Arch Int Med 2004;164:357–360.



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