Lawrence Siew, MD, FAAP, has been named interim medical director of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital emergency department effective October 16, 2020. Dr. Siew is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.
Dr. Siew received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He then completed his pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell, where he served as chief resident, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship here at Yale. During his fellowship training, he was awarded the Ken Graff Young Investigator Award from the AAP for his project evaluating telemedicine and its reliability in assessing seriously ill children.
After completing fellowship in 2012, Dr. Siew helped build the pediatric emergency medicine program at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, now part of Yale New Haven Health System. In 2016, he returned to Yale Pediatrics as a full-time clinical faculty member in the section of emergency medicine. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Siew is interested in clinical documentation, coding/billing, and revenue generation. He became a certified professional coder in 2017 and this fall, he will complete his studies for an MBA in health care administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In his new role, Dr. Siew will be the physician leader of the clinical service and the dyad leadership partner for the children’s emergency department. Together with his nursing partner, Erika Setzer, Dr. Siew will lead all activities in the emergency department, including oversight of the leadership team and staff, and development, implementation, and monitoring of a variety of programmatic initiatives.