David B. Seder, MD

Pulmonary Disease/ Critical Care

Research Interests

  • Outcomes of cardiac arrest
  • Severe brain injury

David B. Seder, MD is a pulmonary- and neurology-trained critical care physician and clinical researcher who serves as Chief of the Department of Critical Care Services at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Seder is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care. He completed his medical training at the University of New Mexico, Maine Medical Center, and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Seder’s research focuses on improving outcomes from cardiac arrest, minimizing brain injury from hemorrhagic stroke, and the airway management of patients with severe brain injuries.  He has published and lectured widely on these and other problems in critical care medicine.

Dr. Seder is also the co-Principal Investigator of SETPOINT2, an international, multicenter clinical effectiveness trial to establish the optimal timing of tracheostomy for patients who have suffered a severe stroke, and to better understand how this impacts the patient and family experience.  This research is funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  See www.setpoint2.org to learn more about this study.

Dr. Seder is Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, a partner of Chest Medicine Associates, and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association, and the Maine Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE) Academy. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Neurocritical Care Society, and on the editorial board of Neurocritical Care.