Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Geriatrics Care of Surgical Patients at The Miriam Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  She is a current scholar of the John A. Hartford Foundation and a winner of PBN 40 Under Forty award for 2015, selected based on career success and community involvement among young professionals.  She recently initiated a novel collaboration between the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Department of General Surgery at The Miriam Hospital in collaboration with Drs. McNicoll, Schecter, and Vrees to provide excellent care for elderly surgery patients thorough multidisciplinary patient-centered care.  This program has been
shown to improve patient outcomes significantly while reducing hospital costs in colorectal surgery patients and was recognized by the Lifespan Health System with Certification of Recognition, Barnet Fain Quality Award, which highlights innovative work at Brown University Hospitals. As part of this leadership, Dr.Cizginer was selected to the 2018-19 TIDESWELL American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and (Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Program (ADGAP) Emerging Leaders in Aging Program with full scholarship as one out of fifteen young leaders nationwide in National Emerging Leaders in Aging Leadership Scholars Group. Dr.Cizginer was awarded Brown Medicine Academic Assessment Grant and was selected for Brown University Dean's Advanced K Program in 2019.  Dr. Cizginer conducted clinical research studies as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, resulting in many peer-reviewed articles.  She completed Master of Public Health at the Brown University School of Public Health in 2018.  Her research focuses on delirium in hospitalized older adults and on elderly surgical patients.  

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