Donor Stories: Drs. Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig


Doctors Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig
Dr. Christopher Brandt and Dr. Beth B. Sersig

Dr. Christopher P. Brandt served as the Department Chair of Surgery at The MetroHealth System, and his wife, Dr. Beth B. Sersig, has had a long career in Family Medicine, including serving at Case Western Reserve University as a staff physician and Director of Women’s Health at the University Health Service.

They view the practice of Family Medicine through a lens of optimizing the health of a person within a family or other support network and within a community, recognizing the impact of family and family relationships as factors in the health and disease of individuals.

“I describe it as a ’person first’ model rather than a ’disease first‘ model of care,” said Dr. Sersig. “Family Medicine promotes seeing the patient holistically, rather than a collection of specialized organs.”

As dedicated philanthropists, Drs. Brandt and Sersig have made a commitment to CWRU to fund the Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig Professorship in Family Medicine at CWRU’s School of Medicine. The professorship is to be held by the Chairperson of MetroHealth’s Department of Family Medicine. Once this commitment is fully funded, the professorship will be established and matched by an anonymous donor, the proceeds of which will be used at the Chairperson’s direction to support education and research in family medicine within the MetroHealth Department of Family Medicine and the CWRU School of Medicine.

To complement Drs. Brandt and Sersig’s commitment at CWRU, a second endowment—The Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig Endowment at MetroHealth—is being established to support excellence in education and research exclusively in MetroHealth’s Department of Family Medicine. Gifts to the Brandt-Sersig Endowment will help this fund grow strong, thereby helping to ensure outstanding teaching and innovative clinical practice.

“A strong Department of Family Medicine is critical to MetroHealth’s mission,” said Dr. Brandt. “This professorship honors Beth’s career in Family Medicine and recognizes the importance of the principles of Family Medicine in managing the health of individuals and the community as a whole.”

If you would like to learn more about the Christopher Brandt and Beth Sersig Endowment at MetroHealth, please contact Kellie Mayle at [email protected] or 440-592-1433.

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