R. Sean Morrison, MD
R. Sean Morrison, who has received more than $35 million in research funding, currently is the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He is also co-director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center and director of the National Palliative Care Research Center, national organizations devoted to increasing the evidence base of palliative care in the United States. Dr. Morrison serves as director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; as a professor of geriatrics and medicine; and as Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Medicine, all within the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Dr. Morrison is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; American Cancer Society; American Geriatrics Society; and many more. He is currently principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded five-year multi-site study on improving the management of pain in older adults.
He has published more than 120 research articles in all major peer-reviewed medical journals and contributed to more than 15 books on the subject of geriatrics and palliative care.
Dr. Morrison received his BA from Brown University and his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, followed by fellowship training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.