UPMC Vision Institute Grand Rounds-POS Guest Speaker Hajirah Saeed, MD, MPH

Dr. Saeed is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Illinois Chicago with part time appointments at Harvard Medical School and Loyola University Medical Center. After completing her cornea fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, she stayed on as faculty for 5 years where she was program director of the cornea fellowship, director of the pediatric cornea service, and ‚Äčassociate director of the ocular surface imaging center, before joining the University of Illinois last year.

Her lab conducts research on the characterization and management of Stevens Johnson syndrome, with a focus on genetic epidemiology and risk factors. She is an international expert on SJS/TEN and has standardized treatment for ocular disease in SJS/TEN. Dr. Saeed is also PI and a collaborator on several NIH-funded programs to study genetic risk factors in the development of SJS/TEN with and without ocular disease. Her clinical practice is focused on providing expert care for adult and  pediatric patients with severe ocular surface disease. Her other clinical and research interests include pediatric corneal disease, including keratoconus, imaging of the ocular surface, public health, and eye banking in the developing world.