Michael A. Seidman


"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." - Clarke's Second Law, Arthur C. Clarke


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, I have lived in several different parts of the United States. I studied at Cornell University for my Bachelor's degree, M.D., and Ph.D., with a year in Cambridge, England, in between for my Master's degree. My anatomical pathology training is from Brigham & Women's Hospital (Harvard) in Boston, where I completed fellowships in Cardiovascular / Pulmonary Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology. I was recruited to St. Paul's Hospital to fill both a clinical and research niche in cardiovascular pathology. I operate a translational and collaborative research program. In addition to my cardiovascular pathology clinical duties, I also have ongoing interests in rheumatologic, amyloid, and molecular genetic pathology.

Academic Background

  • B.A. (College Scholar / Biological Sciences), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2000
  • M.Phil (Physiology), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 2002
  • Ph.D. (Immunology), Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY, 2008
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, 2009
  • Residency (Anatomic Pathology), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009-2012
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology), 2012
  • Fellowship (Cardiovascular / Pulmonary Pathology), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2011-2012
  • Certificate (Applied Biostatistics), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2012-2013
  • Fellowship (Molecular Genetic Pathology), Harvard Teaching Hospital, Boston, MA, 2012-2013
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Molecular Genetic Pathology), 2014

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Pathology of Rheumatologic Disease
  • Biobanking
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Myocarditis
  • Translational Research

Teaching Interests

  • Cardiovascular Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • General Anatomical Pathology

Selected Publications

  • Farhad H, Murthy VL, Seidman MA, Abbasi SA, Blankstein R. A mimic of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Eur Heart J. 2015 Mar 21; 36(12):763.
  • Seidman MA. Putting more muscle into diagnosing myocarditis. Can J Cardiol. 2014 Dec; 30(12):1498-500.
  • Savchenko AS, Martinod K, Seidman MA, Wong SL, Borissoff JI, Piazza G, Libby P, Goldhaber SZ, Mitchell RN, Wagner DD. Neutrophil extracellular traps form predominantly during the organizing stage of human venous thromboembolism development. J Thromb Haemost. 2014 Jun; 12(6):860-70.
  • Pugh TJ, Kelly MA, Gowrisankar S, Hynes E, Seidman MA, Baxter SM, Bowser M, Harrison B, Aaron D, Mahanta LM, Lakdawala NK, McDermott G, White ET, Rehm HL, Lebo M, Funke BH. The landscape of genetic variation in dilated cardiomyopathy as surveyed by clinical DNA sequencing. Genet Med. 2014 Aug; 16(8):601-8.
  • Seidman MA. Tmem time: memory T-cells in cardiac allograft vasculopathy : editorial to: "memory t cells mediate cardiac allograft vasculopathy and are inactivated by anti-OX40L monoclonal antibody" by Hao Wang et al. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2014 Apr; 28(2):111-2.
  • Gao Y, Seidman MA, Bankier AA. Case 196: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease. Radiology. 2013 Aug; 268(2):604-9.
  • Seidman MA, Oduyebo T, Muto MG, Crum CP, Nucci MR, Quade BJ. Peritoneal dissemination complicating morcellation of uterine mesenchymal neoplasms. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e50058.
  • Seidman MA, Chew TW, Schenkel AR, Muller WA. PECAM-independent thioglycollate peritonitis is associated with a locus on murine chromosome 2. PLoS One. 2009; 4(1):e4316.


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
(604) 682-2344 ext 64817

Cardiovascular Tissue Registry
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
(604) 806-8346

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