Philip Seidenberg, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor


Undergrad: University of South Carolina @ Columbia (graduation 1991)

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine (graduation 2000)

Residency: University of New Mexico (ER, 2000-2003)


I grew up in Austin, Texas and then attended the University of South Carolina on a soccer scholarship where I studied Philosophy. During medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, I also was associated with the African Studies Department where I helped to teach a few courses. I became involved in early HIV behavioral research studies in Zimbabwe where I spent 18 months conducting research. Upon graduation from residency at UNM, I worked in a busy county teaching hospital in Austin, Texas prior to leaving for Zambia. While in Zambia for six years and while holding a faculty appointment in the Center for Global Health at Boston University’s School for Public Health, I was involved in program implementation focused on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) for HIV and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV. I also conducted research focused on child survival, community case management of childhood diseases, technology and EID, and trauma. Clinically, I was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine in the University of Zambia School of Medicine and helped run the Adult ICU. Since returning to UNM in 2012, I have focused on clinical care, become involved in research in the ED Observation Unit as well as continued research in Zambia.

Teaching Interests

  • Quality Improvement in Clinical Care

Research Interests

  • Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses
  • Checklist Approaches to medical care in the developing world
  • Childhood Pneumonia
  • Trauma in Zambia
  • Chest Pain in the ED Observation Unit