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

Academic Appointments

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Express Care Clinic 211 Quarry Rd 2nd FL Ste 202 MC 5989 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 736-5211 Fax (650) 736-5299
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Alternate Contact
    Randy Fauver Research Assistant
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


I am a family doctor and physician scientist interested in translational research to improve preventive health and public health strategies to improve population health. Born and raised in Seattle, I love the west and Pac-12 football, fishing, marathon running and rowing.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - present)
  • Physician curator, PharmGKB (2010 - 2011)
  • Clinical Associate Professor (secondary appointment), Stanford Prevention Research Center (2011 - present)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School (2009 - present)
  • Director of Primary Care Genetics Laboratory & Translational Research Center, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown Alpert Medical School (2002 - 2009)
  • Director of C. Everett Koop Health Policy Fellowship, Brown Alpert Medical School (2003 - 2009)
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Honors and Awards

  • Board of US BMJ Fellows, BMJ Group (2013)
  • James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine/Insitute of Medicine Anniversary Fellow, Institute of Medicine (2011-2013)
  • Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship, University of Bristol (2010)
  • Family Practice Scholar Award, Glaxo-Wellcome (1997)
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, Brown Alpert Medical School (2001)
  • Profiles in Competence Teaching Award, Brown Alpert Medical School (2002)
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Professional Education

Professional Education: University of Oxford, UK (2006)
Residency: NH Dartmouth Family Practice Residency NH (1998)
Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine WA (1995)
BS: University of Washington, Zoology (1990)
SM: Harvard School of Public Health, Health & Social Behavior (1999)
Internship: NH Dartmouth Family Practice Residency NH (1996)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research encompasses a collaborative, transdisciplinary initiative to translate molecular insights to genomically-tailored and patient-centered personalized medicine. Investigations are focused on the integration of three translational streams of investigation. The first stream triangulates genome-wide association studies with preclinical research using functional neuroimaging and other modalities aimed at elucidating biobehavioural mechanisms nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. The second stream investigates moderating effects of genotype on health-related behavior and drug response (particularly in smoking cessation treatment) in multiple ancestral populations. The third stream investigates the efficacy of genomically-tailored drug and behavioural therapies in prospective first-in-human clinical trials and evidenced-based medicine and policy research (e.g., systematic review/meta-analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, healthcare delivery systems & educating the primary care workforce).


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