R. Sean Morrison, MD
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PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
PROFESSOR | Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
PROFESSOR | Medicine
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Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care
Palliative Care for Hospitalized Cancer Patients
PI: Meier
Co-PI: Morrison
12/06 - 11/11
This project seeks to evaluate the clinical outcomes of palliative care consultation teams on the care of hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.
Patient-Oriented Research in Geriatric Palliative Care
PI: RS Morrison
9/11/08 - 8/31/13
This study is a career development award to conduct patient-oriented research and mentor junior investigators.
Promoting Independence Through Pain and Symptom Management
PI:  Siu
Substantial data suggest that the care of older adults living with serious illness is in need of improvement.  The proposed OAIC would establish a sustainable infrastructure to support the development of new investigators in geriatric palliative care research; support research in geriatric palliative care; and, develop or adapt instruments, designs, and analytic methods necessary to improve care for seriously ill older adults.
Improving Pain and Function in Hip Fracture
PI: Morrison
3/08 - 2/13
This project seeks to evaluate the effect of novel regional anesthesia techniques on pain and functional outcomes following hip fracture in older adults.
National Palliative Care Research and Training Center
Kornfield Foundation
PI: Morrison
7/1/05 - 12/31/11
The Research and Training Center provides a mechanism to encourage and support regular scientific interchange and networking, initiate and coordinate multi-site studies, develop and fund junior investigators, and final pilot students that can lead to larger NIH funded research in 3 key areas: pain and symptom management; health services research; and, improving communication between providers and patients through rigorously designed clinical studies.

MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Hospital

Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital


American Board of Internal Medicine

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Morrison during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • UpToDate Inc.

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