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sezelle gereau, MD

As a Visiting Attending at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Sezelle Gereau brings a unique approach to diseases of the ear, nose and throat. She started her medical career as a National Public Health Corps physician at a community health center in East Harlem NY, where she crafted fitness and nutrition programs as a part of her medical treatment of patients. “This is where I learned what being a doctor is all about. Caring for the sickest patients in a medically underserved community with dedicated, holistic physicians.” She credits her first medical director, Dr. Steven Tamarin, as setting the tone for her approach to patients – to listen, meet patients where they are and treat within the context of what is important to them. During her 22 years as a surgeon Dr. Gereau tackled all varieties of disorders of the ears, nose and throat, both inside the OR and out, but she found herself constrained by standard allopathic medicine. It failed to allow her to fully incorporate the whole-person approach with which she started her career. In 2002, Dr. Gereau graduated in the first class of associate fellows of The Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Weil, she trained in new methodologies to restore wellness. She has since obtained additional training in allergy immunotherapy, herbs and supplements, craniosacral and myofascial therapies and homeopathy. These methodologies allow her to assess and treat many of the same illnesses that she previously approached with a scalpel – only now with diet, herbs, supplements, allergy management and myofascial manipulation. She maintains an academic presence, recently completed a chapter on integrative approaches to migraine and presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy on integrative approaches to allergy. She is teaching faculty at the Weill Cornell Allergy Course. Dr. Gereau is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, an associate of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and an associate fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine of the University of Arizona.