Dr. Seward received his medical degree and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine at UCSF. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and completed a Masters in Medical Management at Tulane University. Dr. Seward also holds a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley (UCB). He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Clinical Professor of Public Health at UCB as well as the co-director of the Joint UCSF-UCB Preventive Medicine Residency. He also teaches occupational and environmental medicine at the UCB School of Public Health and serves as Chair of the UCSF Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee.
Dr. Seward was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Seward also served as Medical Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he directed the Occupational Medicine Program.
Dr. Seward has worked on primary health care development in Russia and Azerbaijan. His focus has been on the development of community-oriented primary care and on the incorporation of preventive health services into the clinical model. He also has an interest in occupational and environmental health in the global arena and has created a model environmental health curriculum for a new School of Public Health in Guyana. His experience includes work in health programs in Nicaragua and Mexico. He has taught in the Masters in Global Health Program since its inception.