David Siscovick

Professor Emeritus, Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

1216 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10029-


Research Interests

Dr. Siscovick conducts research into the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, particularly related to sudden cardiac death. He also is interested in the health effects of physical activity and exercise and preventive cardiology health services. Currently, Dr. Siscovick is conducting a study of poly-unsaturated fats and the risk of primary cardiac arrest.


MD University of Maryland, 1976

MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1981

BA Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1971

In the News

Vitamin D and Heart Disease Link Varies by Race
Journal of the American Medical Association, 07/10/2013

'Being overweight while pregnant affects children'
Jerusalem Post, 06/04/2012

Researchers determine Vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults
UW Today, 05/21/2012

Diet high in processed meat linked to increased diabetes risk in populations with high diabetes rate
UW Today, 02/03/2012

Study: Fish-oil supplements may cut breast-cancer risk
Seattle Times, 07/12/2010

Diabetes Risk Higher Among Overweight
Voice of America, 06/30/2010

10 Ways to Get Your Omega-3s Without a Pill
US News & World Report, 08/05/2009

A Better Way to Screen for Heart Disease?
US News & World Report, 11/12/2008

Surprising Things That Affect Memory
Forbes, 08/05/2008