Dr. Gail Lowenstein graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Fordham University in 1975 and graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1979. She completed residency training in internal medicine from Long Island Jewish Hospital, and fellowship training in geriatric medicine from Jewish Institute of Geriatric Care (now known as Parker Jewish Geriatric Center). She has lifetime board-certification in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine, and maintains board-certification in Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative Medicine through 2018. She also has added qualifications in Functional Medicine.

Dr. Lowenstein had a 24-year career as the chief medical officer of the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a facility dedicated to the well-being of Holocaust survivors. With the support of grant funding, she founded the Holistic Program, which was designed to address body, mind, and spirit. In addition to providing oversight to the long-term and short-term rehabilitation patients, she also provided oversight to the Center’s inpatient hospice unit and adult day health care center.

Currently, Dr. Lowenstein is the medical director of Caring Hospice – servicing Brooklyn and Queens. She also provides physician home visits for the elderly and those with conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat. A major goal is the prevention of hospitalization and nursing home placement while supporting aging-at-home.

Dr. Lowenstein teaches a 5-week seminar series on Health Literacy for Seniors – sponsored by the NY Foundation for ElderCare, a not-for-profit foundation.