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Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, MPH, AGSF

Physician Investigator


Dr. Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, MPH, AGSF, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Massachusetts. She is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and serves as a physician-scientist at the Center for Aging and Serious Illness (CASI) at the Mongan Institute, HMS. She is a nationally recognized leader in geriatric surgery and collaborates with the American College of Surgeons Leadership team to implement evidence-based geriatric surgery standards throughout U.S. hospitals.Her work has garnered numerous local and national recognitions. Notably, she received the 2020 Charles C.J.Carpenter, M.D., Outstanding Physician of the Year Award at Brown University as the youngest recipient to date. Most recently, she was awarded a highly competitive “K76 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging” from the National I nstitute on Aging.

Her Beeson project focuses on the adaptation and implementation of a care transition model to improve post-discharge care for older colorectal cancer surgery patients. Utilizing qualitative and mixed methods through an implementation science approach, the project is conducted in collaboration with national research leaders. Dr. Cizginer is married, has three young children, and resides in Sharon, MA.

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