Sean P. David, M.D., S.M., D.Phil.

Sean P. David, M.D., S.M., D.Phil.

Family medicine doctor

Bio:   I am a family doctor and physician scientist interested in translational research to improve preventive health and public health strategies to improve population health. My research focuses on the integration of clinical and translational research into nicotine dependence using genomic and neuromaging investigations to identify and validate biomarkers for smoking cessation, to reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease and cancer, and to employ community engagement and clinical implementation science approaches to fill critical gaps in preventive medicine. Recent work includes the identification of a genome-wide significant genetic marker for smoking intensity in African Americans that is associated with pharmacogenetic treatment response for smoking cessation and risk of lung cancer in African Americans. I am also an investigator in the GWAS and Sequencing Consortium of Alcohol and Nicotine Use (GSCAN) and the NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium and the Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center. Current and future research is translating evidence in systematic reviews and meta-analyses to evidence-based guidelines, investigations of publication bias and proposed reforms to improve the fidelity of research through open science, clinical implementation sciences for precision health, and training the primary care workforce in core competencies of genetic medicine to enable precision health for all. Born and raised in Seattle, I love the west and Pac-12 football, fishing, sailing, marathon running and rowing.
4.8 out of 5
150 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

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Professional Education

  • BS, University of Washington, Zoology (1990)
  • Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine (1995) WA
  • Internship: NH Dartmouth Family Practice Residency (1996) NH
  • Residency: NH Dartmouth Family Practice Residency (1998) NH
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (1998)
  • SM, Harvard School of Public Health, Health & Social Behavior (1999)
  • Fellowship, Cancer Research UK GPRG, University of Oxford, Pharmacogenetics (2002)
  • Fellowship, C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth, Tobacco Control (2002)
  • Fellowship, American Academy of Family Physicians, Advanced Research Training (2003)
  • Board Recertification, Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2005)
  • Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, Pharmacogenetics of Smoking Cessation in Primary Care (2006)
  • Professional Education: University of Oxford (2006) UK
  • Fellowship, NIDA K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist, Nicotine Dependence (2007)
  • Fellowship, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health Policy (James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine/National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellow) (2013)
  • Board Recertification, Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2015)

Honors & Awards

  • Advanced Research Training Award, American Academy of Family Physicians (2001-2003)
  • Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship, University of Bristol (2010)
  • Board of US BMJ Fellows, BMJ Group (2013)
  • Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Brown Alpert Medical School (2001)
  • Family Practice Scholar Award, Glaxo-Wellcome (1997)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians (2017)
  • Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2002-2006)
  • James C. Puffer, M.D./ABFM/National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Fellow, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (2011-2013)
  • K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health (2002-2008)
  • MCR President, Green College, University of Oxford (2004-2005)
  • Profiles in Competence Teaching Award, Brown Alpert Medical School (2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School (2009 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School (2001 - 2009)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor (secondary appointment), Stanford Prevention Research Center (2011 - Present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2014)
  • Director of C. Everett Koop Health Policy Fellowship, Brown Alpert Medical School (2003 - 2009)
  • Director of Primary Care Genetics Laboratory & Translational Research Center, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown Alpert Medical School (2002 - 2009)
  • Instructor of Family Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School (1999 - 2001)
  • Member, Stanford Cancer Institute (2016 - Present)
  • Member Affiliate, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) (2014 - Present)
  • Physician curator, PharmGKB (2010 - 2011)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Care could not have been better

SHC Patient, May 2018

This was the third dermatologist I saw for my problem. He was DEFINITELY the best.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I feel I received excellent care from Dr. Patrick.

SHC Patient, May 2018

This doc was so empathetic & really listened to me. He helped me with my pain & was so gentle.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I was so glad he prescribed PT which is helping the healing process.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

This was my second visit with Dr. David. I really like him. He is very thorough and also has a nice personality to go with it.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I'm thankful to be treated by this very competent doctor. Not only did my extremely painful condition get better due to his treatment, I was provided with a followup plan to find the root cause.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Outstanding, patient, appreciate a lot. Very detailed explanations to my questions. Excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

excellent doctors

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. David was outstanding in his care and assessment of my condition. He was extremely thorough, read my chart and history prior to meeting with me and answered all of my questions with patience and in lay language.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. David was very professional. Highly recommended to others!

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4.8 out of 5
150 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Care could not have been better

SHC Patient, May 2018

This was the third dermatologist I saw for my problem. He was DEFINITELY the best.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I feel I received excellent care from Dr. Patrick.

SHC Patient, May 2018

This doc was so empathetic & really listened to me. He helped me with my pain & was so gentle.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I was so glad he prescribed PT which is helping the healing process.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

This was my second visit with Dr. David. I really like him. He is very thorough and also has a nice personality to go with it.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I'm thankful to be treated by this very competent doctor. Not only did my extremely painful condition get better due to his treatment, I was provided with a followup plan to find the root cause.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Outstanding, patient, appreciate a lot. Very detailed explanations to my questions. Excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

excellent doctors

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. David was outstanding in his care and assessment of my condition. He was extremely thorough, read my chart and history prior to meeting with me and answered all of my questions with patience and in lay language.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. David was very professional. Highly recommended to others!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Perfect!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I felt like I received excellent care & helpful information.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. David was amazing. He was so helpful and had a wonderful bedside manner. I feel so fortunate to have been able to see him, especially on such short notice!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. took time to read chart before coming in. Explained his thoughts and suggested follow up. Perfect doctor

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I was very impressed with Dr. David.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

good

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. David was outstanding! I told many of my family and friends about how grateful I am for him. I had previously met with another doctor (not associated with Stanford) for the same condition, and that doctor seemed to have almost no knowledge about the condition and therefore dismissed it as not having could have happened and would not help me at all. Dr. David was very knowledgeable and said that my symptoms are exactly the body's response to the event that occurred and make complete sense. He was very helpful in explaining the condition and referring me to a specialist. He was also very kind and compassionate and explained the pros and cons of various options, letting me know what he thought would be best for my health, but ultimately letting me make the decision. Many thanks to Dr. David!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Shaun David was outstanding. I wish he could be my family physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Strong empathetic respectful intelligence.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

After we had completed our discussion regarding the immediate medical concern, Dr. David took the time to ask me how I was holding up under the stress of metastatic colon cancer. His genuine concern was much appreciated!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

The physician was really wonderful! He took the time to try and figure out what was wrong.

SHC Patient, May 2017

One of the best - never forget this event - So much CARE.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The visit was perfect! I was using wrong OTC meds in the wrong order. He shaped it for me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

The Dr. was very kind and professional. He answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Outstanding physician. Actually called me the next morning to check up on me and explain my lab tests. I was very impressed with his care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr was friendly, but didn't ask many questions, with the result that I wasn't even sure if he knew I'd been in a very bad car accident as opposed to a fender bender. I was surprised he didn't ask more questions to try to assess what was going on.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent! FAR above my expectations!! But do the same doctors always work at the express facility, or are the doctors maybe on some kind of revolving schedule with other doctors from various other areas?

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. David was outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I really appreciated that Dr. David ordered the tests I needed. It made me feel a lot better. He listened well and took my post medical conditions into account and followed up weeks later.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

very professional

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The doctor was friendly, comforting and all around excellent!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Extremely courteous, thoughtful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Fantastic care!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Every one is so great. They care totally.