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Nathans College Faculty Biographies

Anastasia Rowland-Seymour
Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Rowland-Seymour is an Assistant Professor of Medicine practicing at Green Spring Station. She recently joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Clinician Educator with a specific interest in Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour received her BA from Amherst College with Honors in Chemistry and Black Studies in 1993.  She went on to earn an MD in 1997 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  Dr. Rowland-Seymour had a full-time faculty position at Harlem Hospital, while maintaining a small private practice in Westchester County, NY.  While at Harlem Hospital she was quite involved in teaching second year Columbia University medical students in their physical diagnosis course.  Columbia medical students also chose to do their Primary Care rotation with her in the outpatient setting.  Dr. Rowland-Seymour additionally precepted the residents in their continuity clinic and had teaching responsibilities while on the wards for both residents and third year medical students.

Throughout medical school and residency Dr. Rowland-Seymour maintained an interest in combining allopathic medical practices with less conventional evidence based healing techniques, all to provide the best possible care to patients. To this end, she pursued a two-year residential fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the foremost Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. During her fellowship she focused her clinical training and research agenda on nutrition, nutritional supplements, osteopathic manipulation, and hypnosis.  While in Arizona, Dr. Rowland-Seymour continued to work with medical students and residents while co-precepting in the Internal Medicine resident clinic and organizing courses for first and third year medical students pertaining to Integrative Medicine.

Subsequent to her fellowship, Dr. Rowland-Seymour joined the Division of Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse where she had more responsibilities with both medical students and residents.  She precepted Internal Medicine residents 3-5 times per week and maintained her own small practice where she often provided the outpatient clinical experience for third year medical students on their Internal Medicine Clerkship.  She also taught second year medical students in the Practice of Medicine course, teaching clinical skills as well as history and physical write-up skills.  Dr. Rowland-Seymour sharpened her teaching skills and her focus on the history and physical with the third year medical students through her duties with Grades Committee.  She additionally took on the role of Associate Medical Director, developing and implementing changes in the resident continuity clinic to improve resident care of and through systems changes increase their ownership of the care of their patients.

Since having arrived at Hopkins Dr. Rowland-Seymour has had the tremendous opportunity to teach Clinical Skills to a small group of medical students. She has been fortunate enough to have been concurrently immersed in the Teaching Skills program where she learned specific techniques to improve her teaching style.  She has provided a clinic site for a first year student in their Ambulatory Care elective. She additionally has co-taught two electives on Mind-Body approaches to self-care for first and second year medical students. She is currently pursuing ways to combine her interest in Integrative Medicine, her love of teaching and her desire to study the intersection of Integrative Medicine and medical student and/or resident education.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour is a member of both SGIM and ACP, and is an approved consultant in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.