Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Doctors

Laura Iglesias Lino, MD

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) congratulates Laura Iglesias Lino, MD, the third recipient of its Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Doctors.

“Dr. Iglesias Lino has played a critical role in care planning for vulnerable older adults in her community, a key area of focus for the AGS,” said AGS President Steven R. Counsell, MD, AGSF. “Colleagues recognize Dr. Iglesias Lino’s commitment to embracing the network of friends, family, and caregivers who are vital contributors to the care continuum. This is something at the heart of an award for recognizing compassionate clinician leaders.”

An Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Iglesias Lino has dedicated her career to interweaving geriatrics and palliative care to improve older adult health. Caring for some of her community’s most disenfranchised elders, Dr. Iglesias Lino has served as a vital link to healthcare resources for Springfield’s Latino community, as well as vulnerable Ukrainian, Moldavian, and Russian older adults, among other groups. At the health center where she works, Dr. Iglesias Lino is focusing on the frailest patients with dementia, developing a program to improve the quality of care delivered to this group of elders.

A board certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care, Dr. Iglesias Lino has been an AGS member since 2009 and earned her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional San Agustin in Peru in 2003.  She completed residency and fellowship training at the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and the Baystate Medical Center at Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, Mass., respectively.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Doctors is one of several honors conferred by the AGS at its Annual Scientific Meeting.