Samuel Seward, MD Appointment
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Posted by: Vanessa Ball
We are pleased to inform you that Samuel Seward, MD, has been named Site Chair for the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, effective next month.
Dr. Seward joins us from Columbia University where he was the Associate Vice President and Medical Director of Columbia Health, a division of the university responsible for providing health programs and services to students. Concurrently, Dr. Seward held a position as a voluntary attending physician in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.
Prior to his work at Columbia, Dr. Seward served at Mount Sinai as Assistant Professor in both the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. He was also Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Program. In addition, he was the Director of the Primary Care Practice for Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) patients.
Dr. Seward is one of only a handful of physicians worldwide who treat patients with HPS, a rare autosomal recessive disorder. His expertise on the disorder is recognized internationally; he co-wrote the definitive standard-of-care paper on HPS. Dr. Seward will continue to serve his HPS patients and others while at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Seward received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed his residency training and internship in the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Program at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He is a sought-after lecturer and has co-authored multiple publications.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Hassan Khouli, MD, for stepping in as interim Chair of Medicine during the past year, where he ably guided the department as the Mount Sinai Health System took shape. Dr. Khouli will resume his work as Chief of the Critical Care Section of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and we look forward to our continued work together.
Please join us in thanking Dr. Khouli and welcoming Dr. Seward back to the Mount Sinai Health System.