Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, MD—Appointed Associate Dean of Program Innovation and Educational Enhancements

Leadership Appointment: Office of Medical Education 

The Office of Medical Education is pleased to announce that Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, MD, has been appointed as the inaugural Associate Dean of Program Innovation and Educational Enhancements. As one of four associate deans reporting to the vice dean for medical education, Dr. Rowland-Seymour joins Drs. Lina Mehta, Amy Wilson-Delfosse and Steven Ricanati. This leadership role is designed to elevate our educational innovations and expand the parallel programs that help our medical students flourish.

Anastasia Rowland-Seymour

In this role, Dr. Rowland-Seymour will provide an effective vision and strategy for the WR2 Curriculum within the School of Medicine. She will oversee the professional development of our medical students in a multitude of ways, including in the curricular space, within the academic, professional, and personal advising in student affairs, and through several enhancement programs that fall in between curriculum and student affairs.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour has been serving as the assistant dean for Longitudinal Clinical Programs, overseeing the four-year clinical education of our medical students, including the entire pre-clerkship clinical skills program. She has been instrumental in bringing clinical reasoning to the forefront as well as improving our clinical assessments and the transition to residency programs.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at MetroHealth, where she practices internal medicine and holds a secondary appointment in the Center for Medical Education.

She received her MD degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internal medicine/primary care residency training at Columbia Presbyterian. Following a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Dr. Rowland-Seymour was appointed assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where her medical education focus was in both undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME). 

She joined the CWRU School of Medicine faculty in 2016 with a significant focus in UME and interprofessional education.  Dr. Rowland-Seymour is a Scholar in the CWRU Academy of Scholar Educators and has received teaching awards at both CWRU and Johns Hopkins.  In addition to her recognized expertise in clinical skills and integrative medicine education, Dr. Rowland-Seymour recently was privileged to be an American Medical Association Health Systems Science Scholar.