Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Department of Medicine Staff

​Rekha Bhandari, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine


  • Medical School: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, (Residency)
  • Residency: North-Shore LIJ, (Fellowship)

Professional Experience

  • Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine (2005-2012), Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • Director, Division of Palliative Medicine (2012-2014), The Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Chief of Geriatrics (2012- current)
  • CMO (Chief Medical Officer, Allure Group (Consortium of Nursing Homes-2012)
  • Medical Director - Buena Vida Continuing Care & Rehab 2011-Corren
  • Medical Director- HOPE (Home Visit Program for the Elderly)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • SUNY Downstate
  • Asst. Professor @ Weil Cornell University 2009-2012


TV/Radio Appearance

  • Speaker, CCLC 2014, Implementing Palliative Care in Nursing Homes


  • UN - Speaker for GNYHA aging 2/5/15, Czech Republic event