Faculty Profile

Daniel D Sedmak, MD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Pathology

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Daniel DSedmak, MD

Daniel D Sedmak, MD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Pathology

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. Sedmak graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine (COM) in 1980 and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed a residency at The Cleveland Clinic in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, where he served as Chief Resident, and a fellowship in Immunopathology.  Dr. Sedmak joined the OSU medical faculty in 1985 and subsequently served as the Chair of the Department of Pathology, Interim Chair of the departments of Anesthesiology and Radiology, vice dean for education, executive vice dean, interim dean of the OSU COM and interim senior vice president of the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He has also served as the Executive Dean and Senior Vice President at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. 
 
As a physician faculty member, Dr. Sedmak’s efforts were as a clinical immunopathologist, diagnostic nephropathologist, clinical laboratory medical director, and physician scientist. In the later role, he received over 18 years of National Institutes of Health funding as a principal investigator and authored and co-authored more than 120 publications.  
 
In 2005, Dr. Sedmak created the OSU COM Office of Global Health (OGH) and currently serves as its director.  The OGH has provided global health education and trip preparation and funding for close to 500 medical students traveling to low income countries around the world.  He is also the Executive Director of the Health Sciences Center for Global Health, which was created through an NIH Fogarty Award to interest students of all the professional colleges in the field of global health.  Dr. Sedmak leads the OSU-Greif Initiative, a $2.5 million dollar outreach program to increase neonatal survival in low income countries.  It has created a neonatal nursing training program in Haiti and built and staffed a newborn care unit in a rural district hospital.  The initiative is now expanding into Ethiopia and Kenya. In these roles he also serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences at The OSU Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC).  
 
Dr. Sedmak has received, among other distinctions, The OSU COM’s most prestigious teaching award, Professor of the Year, The OSU COM Alumni Achievement Award, and has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
 
Dr. Sedmak is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach.  He combines his experiences as a physician, leader, and chief executive officer with his training as a Hudson-trained and certified coach to assist OSUWMC health care professionals achieve their leadership goals.