Dr. Elizabeth Crocco is currently an Associate Clinical Professor and Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry with added qualifications in the subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Crocco received her M.D. from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She then completed her residency training in general psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and completed her specialty training in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Crocco serves as the Medical Director of the Geriatric Medical/Psychiatric Acute Care Inpatient Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital which houses one of the largest acute care psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. As the Medical Director of the University of Miami Memory Disorder Clinic, within the University of Miamiís Center on Aging. She oversees the coordination of clinical services, interdisciplinary teaching, and community outreach for Alzheimerís disease and other related dementias in Miami and the Florida Keys. As a clinical scientist she also participates in research on caregiving and the development of measures to diagnosis MCI and Pre-clinical Alzheimerís disease. She is also the primary investigator in multiple clinical trials involved in the treatment and management of Alzheimerís disease. She currently receives funding by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the National Institute on Aging. She also serves as the Geriatric Psychiatry Training Director at Jackson Memorial Hospital and facilitates the primary training and supervision of all geriatric psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, medical students and other physicians/health care professionals in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Geriatric Psychiatry; Anxiety in the Elderly; Geriatric Depression; Caregiving issues; Alzheimerís disease; Dementias; Parkinsonís disease; Lewy Body dementia; Bipolar Disease in the Elderly; Agitation in dementia; Cholinesterase inhibitors.