Dr. Siriade Filipe-Izaguirre

Dr. Siriade Filipe-Izaguirre

Siriade Filipe-Izaguirre, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Division of Academic Medicine Geriatrics and Community Programs.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences in 1994, after which she earned a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.  She completed her postdoctoral training in Family Practice in 2001 at St. Barnabas Health Care System, Union Hospital, Union, New Jersey, and is currently Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative treatment.

Following the completion of her residency training, she joined a private practice group in central NJ.  Besides her role as a primary care provider in the office setting, she had a primary role in the foundation of a separate practice that provided house calls to the elderly.  She acted as Medical Administrator, and as physician providing house-calls at homes, senior buildings and assisted living facilities, extending this house call practice from serving only 4 towns in Union county to serving the greater Union county area, including Morris, Essex, Bergen and Middlesex counties.  She then joined another practice in Jersey City, where her role continued to include house calls to seniors and homebound in the greater Jersey City area, including Bayonne, W. New York and Hoboken.  This practice also gave her an opportunity to treat individuals of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, which further enriched her knowledge of the barriers existing today in the healthcare system.  Her developing interest in improving healthcare delivery systems, including access to care for the elderly and other homebound individuals, as well as other underserved individuals led her to pursue an academic appointment.

Dr Filipe-Izaguirre is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine, under the Division of Academic Medicine, Geriatrics, and Community Programs, at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, (Newark, NJ).  Current clinical responsibilities include providing care to adult patients as a primary care physician at UMDCare, a University Hospital clinic that serves a large charity care population.  She provides care to the elderly as part of “House Calls for Seniors” program where medical services are extended to residents at two NCC (New Community Corp) apartment complexes, as well as homebound individuals.
She is involved in the early stages of forming Community Based Partnerships with several Community Based Organizations (CBO) in the greater Newark area.  The partnerships are created with the intention of providing patient education, screening services, facilitation and referral to medical care when appropriate, and eventually onsite clinical services and research initiatives.  Research interests include healthcare delivery systems to the elderly and homebound, as well as evaluation of treatment, treatment barriers and outcomes, and improvement of health care access in these populations.  Other future direction will be to create a community medicine rotation for the medical students.
Dr Filipe-Izaguirre grew up in Newark.  Her family, like many today, was a first generation immigrant family who lived in Newark for many years, and still consider Newark their community.  Her reintroduction to the Newark Community as a physician has been rewarding both at a professional and at a personal level.