Hajirah N. Saeed, M.D.

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Saeed is a clinician scientist who conducts research on corneal diseases. As the inaugural Gliklich Innovation Scholar at Mass. Eye and Ear, she is developing a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) registry and bio-repository in order to investigate the immunopathogenesis and genetics of the disease. SJS/TEN is a rare, immune-mediated mucocutaneous disease with the potential for severe ocular complications including corneal blindness.  She aims to evaluate the efficacy of current treatments, and develop more effective treatments to ensure fewer long-term sequelae of the disease.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Saeed HN, Kohanim S, Le HG, Chodosh J, Jacobs DS. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and corneal ectasia: management and a case for association. Accepted for publication in American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Le HG, Saeed HN, Mantagos I, Goverman J, Mitchell C, Chodosh J. Burn Unit Care of Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Survey. Accepted for publication in Burns. In proof.

Kohanim S, Palioura S, Saeed HN, Chodosh J, et al. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – A Comprehensive Review and Guide to Therapy. Part Two: Ophthalmic Disease. Ocular Surface. 2016 Feb 12 [Epub ahead of print]. Co-first author.

Saeed HN
, Chodosh J. Immunologic mediators in Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Seminars in Ophthalmology. 31(1-2):85-90.

Kohanim S, Palioura S, Saeed HN, Chodosh J, et al. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – A Comprehensive Review and Guide to Therapy. Part One: Systemic Disease. Ocular Surface. 2015 Nov 5 [Epub ahead of print]. Co-first author.

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Biosketch

Education

2006: BS, summa cum laude, Molecular Biology, Benedictine University
2010: MD, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2011: Transitional Year Residency, Intern, Resurrection Medical Center
2014: Residency, Ophthalmology, Loyola University Medical School
2016: Clinical Fellowship, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear

Honors

2008: American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Spotlight
2009: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
2012: Chicago Ophthalmological Society Beem Fisher Award
2013: Magis Star Award
2013: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award
2016: Gliklich Innovation Scholars Program