UC San Diego Division of Hospital Medicine Faculty


Gregory B. Seymann, M.D.
Dr. Seymann



Publications List



Dr. Seymann was named
one of San Diego's
Top Doctors for 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Gregory B. Seymann, MD, SFHM

Vice Chief of Hospital Medicine
Health Sciences Clinical Professor


Telephone (619) 471-9186

Mail Code 8485



Academic Profile

Dr. Gregory B. Seymann graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1994 and completed his internal medicine residency at UCSD in 1997. He has been a hospitalist at UCSD since 1998.

He is a member of the ORYX Core Measures Workgroup and the Patient Safety Committee. He has been involved in the development and teaching of the Division's "Value Improves Quality" curriculum.

Within the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), he currently chairs the Performance Measurement Review Committee (PMRC). The current efforts of the PMRC focus on ensuring the interests of hospitalists are adequately represented as value-based purchasing legislation is implemented. As a member of the SHM's Academic Committee, he completed a collaborative project exploring structure and functional attributes of successful academic hospital medicine programs, in an attempt to identify best practices for leaders in the field.

Dr. Seymann has received teaching awards from the graduating housestaff as well as from the Medicine 401 clerkship. He has been recognized on multiple occasions by San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego's "Top Doctors."

His special interests include community-acquired and healthcare-associated pneumonia, performance measurement for hospitals and physicians, systems-based quality improvement, and improving the patient experience.

Highlighted Publications

  • Seymann GB.  Techniques for Clinical Quality Improvement and Error Reduction Techniques.  In:  Morris T, Ries A, Bordow R, eds.  Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine.  7th ed.  Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014:  pp.100-106. 
  • Schlueter M, James C, Dominguez A, Tsu L, Seymann G.  Practice patterns for antibiotic de-escalation in culture negative healthcare-associated pneumonia.  Infection 2010; 38(5): 357-62.
  • Seymann G, Di Francesco L, Sharpe B, Rhode J, Fedullo P, Schneir A, Fee C, Chan K, Fatehi P, Dam T.  The HCAP Gap:  Differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for healthcare-associated pneumonia.  Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; 49: 1868-74
  • Seymann G.  Healthcare-associated pneumonia:  meeting the clinical challenges.  Journal of Respiratory Diseases 2008; 29(5): 208-213.
  • Seymann G, Barger K, Choo S, Sawhney S, Davis D.  Clinical Judgment versus the Pneumonia Severity Index in Making the Admission Decision.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008; 34(3): 261-8.
  • Seymann G.  Community Acquired Pneumonia:  Defining Quality Care.  Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006; 1:344-353.