by Jasmine Batchelor
August 21, 2019
Vice President, Executive Medical Director,
HM Home and Community Services
Dr. Emily Jaffe currently serves as the Executive Medical Director and Vice President of HM HCS, Home and Community Services is a Highmark owned organization designed to improve the quality and efficiency of care in the post- acute space. Dr. Jaffe is a fellowship trained Geriatrician with board certification in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care.
She attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical studies and then completed an internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Internal Medicine, as well as a 2 year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Chicago. From 2003-2008 Dr. Jaffe served as an Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then in 2009-2010 a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine. During that time, she established an inpatient Geriatric Palliative Care Unit at the Veteran’s Affairs Pittsburgh Health System designed to improve quality of life, cost of care and experience for older veterans living the last part of their lives.
Before joining HM HCS, Dr. Jaffe served as Medical Director of a Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a payer-provider system supported by the state and federal government designed to keep nursing home eligible elders at home through interdisciplinary care coordination.
She is a current member of the American Geriatrics Society and the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and has served as a national representative on the American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee, The National PACE Association Primary Care Committee, and participated on the subcommittees to write practice guidelines in screening and dementia care of PACE members.
Dr. Jaffe has presented at national meetings and published articles and abstracts in the area of Geriatric Palliative Care