Geriatric Medicine

2022-2023 Clinical Fellow, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Professional Bio

Sam Sestito, MD, is a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Originally from Beaver, PA, outside of Pittsburgh, he attended Washington & Jefferson College where he majored in history while completing a plethora of science courses to satisfy pre-med requirements, and played on the men's soccer team.
Dr. Sestito attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he performed qualitative research at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital focused on substance use disorders in homeless veterans and their interactions with the healthcare system. Venturing outside of western Pennsylvania for the first time in his academic/training career, he matched in internal medicine at VUMC where he found a passion for geriatric medicine and hematology/oncology.
He plans to pursue a hematology/oncology fellowship after his geriatric fellowship, with plans to become a geriatric oncologist.