Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai appoints chair of geriatrics, palliative medicine

R . Sean Morrison

R . Sean Morrison, MD, has been appointed Ellen and Howard C. Katz chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Morrison, who joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty in 1995, has focused his research on improving the quality of life for seriously ill older adults.

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, and he served as president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine from 2009 to 2010.

Morrison succeeds Albert L. Siu, MD, who served as chair of the department for 15 years. 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 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,” Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and president for academic affairs at Mount Sinai Health System, said in a press release. “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

R . Sean Morrison, MD, has been appointed Ellen and Howard C. Katz chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Morrison, who joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty in 1995, has focused his research on improving the quality of life for seriously ill older adults.

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, and he served as president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine from 2009 to 2010.

Morrison succeeds Albert L. Siu, MD, who served as chair of the department for 15 years. 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 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,” Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and president for academic affairs at Mount Sinai Health System, said in a press release. “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.”