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June 26, 2003

Seema S. Sonnad, PhD, Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) - Seema S. Sonnad, PhD, has been appointed to the position of Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, Sonnad was Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Sonnad attended Stanford University and earned her BS in Biology and Geology, and an MS in Statistics. She also holds an MS in Geology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She earned her PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis at the University of California at Berkeley.

Her current research focuses on outcomes of surgical care, technology assessment in surgery, and recruitment and retention issues in academic surgery.

Sonnad received The Dora Garibaldi Scholarship from the University of California at Berkeley, and the Abrams Award from Stanford University. She serves as an editorial reviewer for Academic Radiology, the American Journal of Managed Care, Health Economics, Medical Decision Making, Radiology, The American Journal of Managed Care, and Vascular Surgery.

Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Surgery, Radiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and The Journal of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Healthcare.

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