2022 Speaker Profile
Shehzad A. Saaed, Professor of Pediatrics at Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Chief, Clinical Excellence, and Physician Lead for Patient and Family Experience at Dayton Children’s Hospital, and the Clinical Director of ImproveCareNow (ICN) Network
Shehzad is a graduate of Dow Medical College and completed his pediatric residency at University of Chicago, Chicago, and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston. He has served as Fellowship and Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at University of Alabama at Birmingham before joining the GI division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he was the Clinical Director of the Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Medical Director of Inpatient GI and Colorectal Unit and Director of Outpatient Operations at Liberty Campus. He currently has funding from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute for 2 studies- assessing effect of combination therapy in pediatric Crohn’s disease and effect of specific carbohydrate diet on children with IBD. He is an active member of North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition serving in leadership roles as past chair of the IBD Committee and the Public Education Committee. In his role as the Clinical Director of ImproveCareNow network, he provides executive oversight, and supervision of clinical operations, strategic initiatives and operations of the 100+ center international Quality Improvement network (with centers in North America, Europe, and Middle East). He is also actively involved in his medical school alumni organization and currently serves on the Board of the Dow Endowment Fund. He has authored/co-authored several peer reviewed papers, book chapters, and is co-editor of books on pediatric IBD. Mentoring, teaching, patient advocacy/ empowerment, and QI remain cornerstone of Dr Saeed’s focus and clinical care.