Rossana P. Lau-Ng, MD, MBA, CMD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
MBA, Tufts University
BS, Cornell University
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Dr. Lau-Ng is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine combined MD/MBA program in Health Management. She completed her Family Medicine and Community Health residency at University of Massachusetts Medical School, and then went on to complete a 2-year Geriatric Medicine clinician-educator track fellowship at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center.

As an attending physician in the Section of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center, she sees patients in local area skilled nursing facilities, providing care for subacute rehabilitation patients and long-term care residents. She is the medical director of the Nursing Home Program in the Section of Geriatrics, and the medical director of the Decanter Program at Boston Medical Center working with an interprofessional committee on care transitions of un-/underinsured patients from the hospital to appropriate post-acute care facilities.

She serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Previously the Associate Clerkship Director for the Fourth Year Geriatrics Clerkship from 2015 – 2018, she now continues to be a medical student preceptor in the nursing home. She is also a core faculty of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at BUSM and a nursing home longitudinal preceptor for the fellowship. She has a special interest in interprofessional medical education on issues affecting older adults in post-acute care setting. She is a recipient of the prestigious HRSA’s Geriatric Academic Career Advancement award, which supports her research focus on interprofessional education in the post-acute and long-term care setting on the care of older adults with opioid use disorder.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I am committed to introspection and examination of my own biases. Discussions around diversity equity inclusion and accessibility are uncomfortable, but important to have when health inequity and social determinants of health are affecting patient health outcomes. My commitment includes staying involved and advocating for diversity in my workplace, for my trainees, and my patients. I am a member of the Boston University School of Medicine Faculty Development and Diversity Committee. I have participated in LIFT Bystander Training, implementing strategies to effectively intervene during microaggressions, and the DOM Reads book club.
Working to improve issues around diversity for older adults with national professional associations, I am a member of the American Geriatrics Society's Achieving Health Equity Among Diverse Older Adults (AHEAD) Special Interest Group. I also co-facilitated a skills building workshop “Recognizing and Responding to Racial Microaggressions in Our Clinical Learning Environments" during the 2022 American Geriatrics Society national annual meeting. I am a member of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (PALTC/AMDA) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group and the DEI Education Sub-group, investing in the discussions of these topics for nursing homes around the country.

Geriatric Academic Career Awards (Rossana Lau-Ng)
09/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration


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  1. Jones KF, Beiting KJ, Ari M, Lau-Ng R, Landi AJ, Kelly L, Pravodelov V, Han BH. Age-friendly care for older adults with substance use disorder. Lancet Healthy Longev. 2023 Oct; 4(10):e531-e532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37804842
  2. Liu CK, Seo J, Pravodelov V, Frazier S, Guy M, Concilio K, Lau-Ng R, Brandeis G, Watson J, van der Velde J, Olesen SW, Budree S, Njenga M, Kassam Z, Osman M. Pilot study of autologous fecal microbiota transplants in nursing home residents: Feasibility and safety. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Jun; 27:100906.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35299780; PMCID: PMC8921299; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100906;
  3. Scheffler B, Petruccelli K, Baughman AW, Yurkofsky M, Lipsitz LA, Lau-Ng R. Fighting the COVID-19 nursing home crisis: The untold story of the nursing assistants. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Feb; 70(2):379-383. PMID: 34636029; PMCID: PMC8656627; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17515;
  4. Lau-Ng R, Day H, Alford DP. Barriers Facing Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders in Post–Acute Care Settings. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. 2020; 44(4). View Publication
  5. Lau-Ng R, Caruso LB, Perls TT. Reply to Comment on COVID-19 Deaths in Long Term Care Facilities - A Critical Piece of the Puzzle. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 12; 68(12):2748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32835433
  6. 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 09; 68(9):1895-1898.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32501537; PMCID: PMC7300761; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16669;

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2010 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA: Ethel and Reuben Russman Award
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Long term care
Interprofessional Education
Nursing Home
Opioid Use Disorder
Medical Education
Transition of Care
Social Determinants of Health

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