Board-certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics, Ellen Schiaffino-Purvis, M.D., works with adults of all ages. “Establishing trusting relationships with my patients and working with them toward the mutual goals of physical and mental well-being are the most rewarding aspects of my work,” she says. She emphasizes open communication and education in both prevention and treatment efforts to allow her patients to participate more effectively in their care.
Dr. Schiaffino-Purvis earned her medical degree at Newcastle Medical University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center in New York. She also completed a two-year geriatrics fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Schiaffino-Purvis enjoys fly fishing, music and model railroads.
Internal medicine; geriatrics