Vice President of Research & Medical Director

Sayyed Hamidi, MD, MBA, MPH is the 3rd year internal medicine resident in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program at the Bronx VA. Dr. Hamidi is a candidate for a fellowship in Clinical Informatics and Clinical Trials. He earned his MBA and MPH degrees at Stony Brook University and conducted NIH funded research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine for over 10 years. Dr. Hamidi is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, 20 peer-reviewed publications, and over 60 abstracts to national and international conferences. He served as the Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the Northport VA Medical Center for 2 years. During his career, in addition to his scientific responsibilities as a co-investigator on several major NIH grants and federal VA Merit awards, he has been a key person in preparing grants and VA Merit Award, and is very successful in grant administration and management.

After receiving his MD from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, an affiliate of the University of Pennsylvania, he practiced for 5 years as a primary care physician and then joined the Department of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook as a Research Scientist. In this capacity, he focused on novel treatments and the genetics of lung disease with an emphasis on the application of pharmacogenomics. In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Research Assistant Professor after having served as co-investigator on several major NIH grants. In 2008, he was one of 6 nationwide researchers to receive the “Entelligence” Actelion Young Investigator Grant Award and served as a principal investigator studying a novel combination therapy for pulmonary hypertension. In 2010, he received a scholarship from the National Institutes of Health for one-year of training in Clinical & Translational Research at Stony Brook University and received an advanced certificate in Clinical Research.

He furthered his education through a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Analytics at Stony Brook University from 2011 to2013 with a focus on health care delivery and management. Dr. Hamidi is expert in large data management and statistical analysis using a variety of statistical software. He conducted a large-scale data analytics quality improvement project at Stony Brook University Hospital to identify factors which influenced prolonged hospital length of stay and formulated meaningful interventions which significantly reduced length of stay. He also completed the MBA program in the College of Business at Stony Brook University and mastered business aspects of health care. Hamidi is proficient in quality improvement by value stream mapping, designing novel work flow, and applying Six-Sigma and Lean concepts. He created a simplified value stream map at Stony Brook University hospital and applied lean concepts which increased efficiency by decreasing hospital length of stay.

In 2013, before starting residency he joined the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He established an innovative method to culture muscle fibers, and developed techniques to isolate exosomes released from these fibers. The results of this work were presented at the Annual Conference of the Experimental Biology, San Diego 2016 and he published as an abstract in FASEB Journal. This project is ongoing and has the potential for further exploration as a novel treatment in spinal cord injury.