Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Dominic Hall

Education & Training

BS, Biology & Mathematics, Duke University, 2000
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, 2010
MSc, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, 2010

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Early recognition and treatment of sepsis
  • Phenotypes and endotypes of critical illness
  • Prehospital recognition and management of critical illness

Seymour CW, Gesten F, Prescott HC, Friedrich ME, Iwashyna TJ, Phillips GS, Lemeshow S, Osborn T, Terry KM, Levy MM. Time to treatment and mortality during mandated emergency care for sepsis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2235-44.

Evans IVR, Phillips GS, Alpern ER, Angus DC, Friedrich ME, Kissoon N, Lemeshow S, Levy MM, Parker MM, Terry KM, Watson RS, Weiss SL, Zimmerman J, Seymour CW. Association Between the New York Sepsis Care Mandate and In-Hospital Mortality for Pediatric Sepsis. JAMA. 2018 Jul 24;320(4):358-367.

Seymour CW, Liu VX, Iwashyna TJ, Brunkhorst FM, Rea TD, Scherag A, Rubenfeld G, Kahn JM, Shankar-Hari M, Singer M, Deutschman CS. Assessment of clinical criteria for sepsis: for the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA. 2016 Feb 23;315(8):762-74.

Seymour CW, Kahn JM, Cooke CR, Watkins TR, Heckbert SR, Rea TD. Prediction of critical illness during out-of-hospital emergency care. JAMA. 2010 Aug 18;304(7):747-54.

► Full listing on Pub Med

Director, Translational and Clinical Science (TraCS) Program, CRISMA Center
Director, Clinical Informatics, Department of Critical Care Medicine

David Goodman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award, 2010
Global Rising Star, Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society, 2013
Early Career Achievement Award, Critical Care Assembly, American Thoracic Society, 2016