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Sadath Ali Sayeed, MD, JD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Sadath A. Sayeed is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and 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 several years, Dr. Sayeed transitioned his academic focus to global health and ethics. He has been a global health delivery practitioner for well over a decade.  As Chief Medical and Strategic Officer, he helped start up Seed Global Health, a non-profit that seeks to improve the quality of medical and nursing education and training in countries facing critical shortages of professional health care workers. In that capacity, he co-managed and directed a five-year PEPFAR funded partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps, the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). GHSP recruited, selected, placed, and technically supported over one hundred and seventy clinician educators as year-long visiting faculty in medical and nursing schools in five African countries.  Dr. Sayeed now serves as a senior advisor and academic consultant to Seed.

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 medical degree from the University of Iowa, his law degree from the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.


Boston Children's Hospital

Partnering to Build Human Resources for Health Capacity in Africa: A Descriptive Review of the Global Health Service Partnership's Innovative Model for Health Professional Education and Training From 2013-2018.
Authors: Authors: Kerry VB, Ahaisibwe B, Malewezi B, Ngoma D, Daoust P, Stuart-Shor E, Mannino CA, Day D, Foradori L, Sayeed SA.
Int J Health Policy Manag
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Institutionalising global health: a call for ethical reflection.
Authors: Authors: Sayeed S, Taylor L.
BMJ Glob Health
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Beyond Ventilators and Prematurity: Most Rationing Dilemmas Are Morally Fraught.
Authors: Authors: Sullivan A, Sayeed S, Cummings CL.
Am J Bioeth
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Parental manual ventilation in resource-limited settings: an ethical controversy.
Authors: Authors: Barsky E, Sayeed S.
J Med Ethics
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Research and Responsibility in Global Health: An Analysis of the Joining Forces Study in Ghana.
Authors: Authors: Taylor L, Sayeed S.
Kennedy Inst Ethics J
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What Does a Mutually Beneficial Global Health Partnership in Family Medicine Residency Look Like?
Authors: Authors: Hutchinson E, Kerry V, Sayeed S.
AMA J Ethics
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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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