Dr. Reza Saeedi Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Reza Saidi is a transplant surgeon in Syracuse, NY. He received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine and has been in practice 19 years. . He completed his fellowship in organ transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He then joined University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was surgical director of pancreas transplantation at Alpert Medical School at Brown University and surgical director of transplantation and HPB surgery at Shariati Hospital at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, before joining Upstate Medical University as Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of Kidney transplantation at Department of Surgery.
Liver and transplant surgeon
He specializes in hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation and is experienced in transplant surgery, pancreatic surgery, renal transplant surgery, general / gastrointestinal surgery, and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery
Dr. Reza Saidi specializes in pediatric and adult liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation surgery. Currently, he is Chief of Transplantation at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Saidi’s main focus is kidney and pancreas transplantation in adults and kidney transplantation in children, including re-transplantation and transplantation in surgically challenging and complex patients. He also specializes in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.
Participate in the education of medical students
As a surgeon in an academic medical center, Dr. Saidi is also heavily involved in teaching medical students and surgical residents. Dr. Saidi is involved with organ transplantation nationally and was a member of the United Network of Organ Sharing Pancreas Committee (20015-20017). He has been on several committees at regional, national and international societies. Dr. Saidi also does research in the outcomes of organ transplantation, focusing on kidney and pancreas transplantation, kidney donation, and transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.
Obtaining a medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Dr. Saidi grew up in Tehran, Iran and earned his medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his general surgery residency at the Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, MI and is Board certified in General Surgery. He completed his fellowship in organ transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. A.B. Cosimi, former president of American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). He is also certified in abdominal organ transplantation by ASTS. He then joined University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was surgical director of pancreas transplantation at Alpert Medical School at Brown University and surgical director of transplantation and HPB surgery at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, before joining Upstate Medical University as co-director of kidney transplantation at department of surgery.
More than 80 authoritative articles in the field of transplantation
Dr. Saidi has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers on liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation as well as complex hepatobiliary surgery. He is also author of a book on organ donation. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American College of Surgeons (ACS) American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), American Society of Transplantation (AST), Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Society of University Surgeons (SUS), Association for Academic Surgery, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (MESOT) to name a few.
He is very well educated and trained as a 1st grade abdominal solid organ transplant surgeon and as HPB minimal invasive surgeon. Technically, he is very good including minimal invasive surgery. He has served on UNOS Kid / Pancreas committee in past and he understands UNOS / CMS requirements including quality and transplant outcomes. Additionally, he is engaged in all phases of transplantation (Pre-Evaluation, Transplant Listing, then transplantation phase, which is followed by extended period of follow up). Beside his technical abilities, he has a wealth of fund of knowledge about Immunosuppression and how to diagnose and address post-transplant complications. Also, he is trained in area of complex minimal invasive HPB Surgery. The downstream revenues from these services are very impressive. I believe he will increase center volume with excellent quality and outcome of both patient and transplanted organs. He has done it before, and I am very confident he will do it again. Provided department will support him.
As a surgeon Scientist, Dr Saidi is very proud of his work in area of students, residents and fellow’s education, teaching and mentorship. He is recipient of many awards including excellent service award, Young investigator travel award … etc. (please, see his CV). He is a great role model for students, residents and fellows. He takes all necessary time to help and mentor medical students and surg house staff with their research which has led to solid publication.
Dr. Reza Saidi was appointed as the head of transplant surgery
Effective January 1, 2021, Dr. Reza Saeedi will become the Chief of Transplant Surgery at Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Saeedi received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
He completed his general surgery training at the University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee and Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. Following a transplant fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Saidi joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts.