Sean Reed, MD
I think of myself as a Massachusetts native; although, I lived most of my adult life in the Mid-Atlantic. With my political science degree in hand from Syracuse University, it was in Washington that I got my first “real” job as a government relations consultant (lobbyist). This was after spending nearly a year on Capitol Hill working for the Honorable John Joseph Moakley, a member of the House of Representatives. Living in D.C should be a part of everyone’s life plan for at least a couple of years. It is such an invigorating and special city.
Six years in the consulting industry was enough to convince me that I wanted to return to the classroom to learn a trade. I represented many wonderful clients including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, McGruff the Crime Dog and the New England Conservatory of Music, but it was our health clients who caught my interest. I completed my post-baccalaureate at Tuft’s University and attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts. During my second summer, I married the love of my life, Karin, and our family has grown to four with the births of our two daughters, Ella and Isabel. My wife is a gifted educator who teaches second and third grade at Charlottesville Day school. If the sun is out, it’s a good bet that I’m either at the pool with my girls or out in the yard gardening.
I completed my residency in Family Medicine and a Faculty Development and Evidence-Based Medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia. I joined the faculty in March of 2008. I teach medical students during all four years of their education in addition to teaching our residents in Family Medicine. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (VAFP) and am active in health policy initiatives at both the state and federal level. I provide primary care to my adult and pediatric patients as well as gynecologic and obstetrical care to the women in my practice. I particularly enjoy and am drawn to the humanistic side of medicine and strive to meet patients where they are in life.
As Director of the Generalist Scholars Program, I have the privilege of working with a group of dedicated faculty and talented students. Our faculty enjoys a true sense of fellowship with our students. Our work with local community leaders and organizations provides for many exciting opportunities for scholarship. The projects students complete are truly inspiring. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with this wonderful group of UVA students as they begin to develop the skills required to serve as leaders in primary care.