Healio - "Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Appoints Chair Of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine" - — R. Sean Morrison, MD

New York, NY
 – November 13, 2017  –– 

R. Sean Morrison, MD, has been appointed Ellen and Howard C. Katz chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Morrison has served as director of The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, as well as vice chair for research in the Brookdale Department for 6 years. He also was founding director of the National Palliative Care Research Center. Dr. Morrison succeeds Albert L. Siu, MD, who served as chair of the department for 15 years. Dr. Siu will continue to serve as director of the Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center at James J. Peters VA Medical Center, an affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “We are deeply grateful for the visionary leadership by Dr. Siu, and very excited about the opportunities to build on the Department’s accomplishments under the direction of Dr. Morrison,” said Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and president for academic affairs at the Mount Sinai Health System. “Dr. Morrison will be a tremendous mentor for the next generation of geriatrics and palliative medicine researchers and health policymakers with the goal of providing innovative care to patients.”

- R. Sean Morrison, MD, Professor, Chair, Ellen and Howard C. Katz, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

- Albert Siu, MD, Professor, Director of the Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

- Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

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