Sadath Ali Sayeed
Sadath Ali Sayeed, M.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Sadath A. Sayeed is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School where he serves as director of the Program in Newborn Health and Social Change. He is a staff neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sayeed began his academic career as an investigator in neonatal and pediatric bioethics. With a background in law and ethics coupled with clinical training as a neonatologist, he analyzed issues arising at the interface of medical practice and societal norms surrounding the status and care of newly born human life. His scholarly accomplishments in this field include several first authored and senior authored papers that range from conceptual ethical analysis to more qualitative work grounded in lived experience.

Over the past five years, Dr. Sayeed transitioned his academic focus to teaching and education leadership in global health and ethics. He has been a global health delivery practitioner for well over a decade (initially through a non-profit he co-created, and later through Partners In Health). He is currently chief strategic and medical offficer for Seed Global Health, a non-profit that seeks to improve the quality of medical and nursing education and training in countries facing dire shortages of professional health care workers. He has co-managed and directed a five-year PEPFAR funded partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps, the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). GHSP has recruited, selected, placed, and technically supported over one hundred and fifty clinician educators as year-long visiting faculty in medical and nursing schools in five African countries.

Dr. Sayeed teaches several courses at Harvard Medical School, including directing Global Health Ethics coursework in the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery and the Master in Bioethics programs. He is also course director for the Responsible Conduct of Research at Harvard Medical School and continues to teach HMS first year students in Essentials of the Profession.

Dr. Sayeed attends in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Division of Newborn Medicine.

Dr. Sayeed trained in pediatrics and neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and received his law degree from the University of Michigan.

Boston Children's Hospital

Assessment of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training for Clinical Educators in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
Authors: Authors: Shokoohi H, Raymond A, Fleming K, Scott J, Kerry V, Haile-Mariam T, Sayeed S, Boniface KS.
Ultrasound Med Biol
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The Global Health Service Partnership's point-of-care ultrasound initiatives in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
Authors: Authors: Boniface KS, Raymond A, Fleming K, Scott J, Kerry VB, Haile-Mariam T, Sayeed S, Shokoohi H.
Am J Emerg Med
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Ethics and professionalism education during neonatal-perinatal fellowship training in the United States.
Authors: Authors: Cummings CL, Geis GM, Kesselheim JC, Sayeed S.
J Perinatol
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Perspectives on anticipated quality-of-life and recommendations for neonatal intensive care: a survey of neonatal providers.
Authors: Authors: Salmeen K, Janvier A, Sayeed SA, Drey EA, Lantos J, Partridge JC.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Thrombospondin-1 restrains neutrophil granule serine protease function and regulates the innate immune response during Klebsiella pneumoniae infection.
Authors: Authors: Zhao Y, Olonisakin TF, Xiong Z, Hulver M, Sayeed S, Yu MT, Gregory AD, Kochman EJ, Chen BB, Mallampalli RK, Sun M, Silverstein RL, Stolz DB, Shapiro SD, Ray A, Ray P, Lee JS.
Mucosal Immunol
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Leveraging opportunities for critical care in resource-limited settings.
Authors: Authors: Kerry VB, Sayeed S.
Glob Heart
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Peri-viable birth: legal considerations.
Authors: Authors: Sayeed SA.
Semin Perinatol
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Does professional orientation predict ethical sensitivities? Attitudes of paediatric and obstetric specialists toward fetuses, pregnant women and pregnancy termination.
Authors: Authors: Brown SD, Donelan K, Martins Y, Sayeed SA, Mitchell C, Buchmiller TL, Burmeister K, Ecker JL.
J Med Ethics
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The OHRP and SUPPORT.
Authors: Authors: Wilfond BS, Magnus D, Antommaria AH, Appelbaum P, Aschner J, Barrington KJ, Beauchamp T, Boss RD, Burke W, Caplan AL, Capron AM, Cho M, Clayton EW, Cole FS, Darlow BA, Diekema D, Faden RR, Feudtner C, Fins JJ, Fost NC, Frader J, Hester DM, Janvier A, Joffe S, Kahn J, Kass NE, Kodish E, Lantos JD, McCullough L, McKinney R, Meadow W, O'Rourke PP, Powderly KE, Pursley DM, Ross LF, Sayeed S, Sharp RR, Sugarman J, Tarnow-Mordi WO, Taylor H, Tomlinson T, Truog RD, Unguru YT, Weise KL, Woodrum D, Youngner S.
N Engl J Med
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Differing attitudes toward fetal care by pediatric and maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Authors: Authors: Brown SD, Donelan K, Martins Y, Burmeister K, Buchmiller TL, Sayeed SA, Mitchell C, Ecker JL.
Pediatrics
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