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Jaime Szeinuk

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  • Occupational Medicine

Training Areas


  • MD, Universidad Nacional De Colombia

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Colegio Mayor/Nuestra Senora Del

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Central Military Hospital

  • Residency, Occupational Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary
    Central Military Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine


    Dr. Szeinuk came to Mount Sinai as Assistant Professor in 1996, after completing his residency program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was formerly Associate Professor of the Nueva Granada Military University Medical School in Bogota, Colombia and Attending at the Pulmonary Department in the Central Military Hospital in Bogota, Colombia, where he trained and served for over 10 years. Dr. Szeinuk's publications deal especially with occupational lung diseases. A member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and of the New York State Medical Society, Dr. Szeinuk has also reviewed for American Journal of Industrial Medicine and Environmental Health Perspectives.


Wilk-Rivard EJ, Szeinuk J. Silicatosis in a Carpet Installer. A Case Presentation. Environ Health Perspect 2007; 115: 932-935.

Friedman S, Cone J, Eros-Sarnyai M, Prezant D, Guillio R, Clark N, Milek D, Levin S, Szeinuk J. Clinical guidelines for adults exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster. City Health Info 2006; 25: 47-58.

Szeinuk J, Zuckerman N. ACOEM evidence-based statement: medical surveillance of workiers exposed to crystalline silica - some comments and suggestions (let). J. Occup Environ Med 2006; 48: 659-660.

Szeinuk J, , Wilk-Rivard E. Occupational asthma with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in a diamond polisher. Environ Health Perspect 2001; 16: 1303-1306.

Case presentation of a diamond polisher who developed asthma and atrial fibrillation.

Herbert R. Occupational health problems of bridge and tunnel officers. Occup Med 2001; 16: 51-64.

Clinical review of occupational health problems facing bridge and tunnel officers, including air-polution, pulmonary, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psychological problems.

Szeinuk J. Medical certification for respirator use. Am J Ind Med 2000 january; 37(1): 142-157.

Clinical practice guidelines on criteria for medical certification for use of respirators

Szeinuk J. Lead intoxication. Can J Clin Med 1999 June; 6: 24-33.

A case oA case of chronic lead intoxication in a bridge renovating worker is presented. Review of clinical, laboratory and treatment issues of lead poisoning is included.

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Dr. Szeinuk did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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