Mohammad to direct Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant CenterMar. 24, 2022, 9:50 AM
by Matt Batcheldor
Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, following an extensive national search. In this new role, Mohammad will work to grow Vanderbilt’s pediatric transplant services.
Mohammad, an internationally recognized pediatric transplant physician, joins Vanderbilt from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. There, he was an associate professor of Pediatrics, fellowship director for the transplant hepatology fellowship, and medical director for the Hepatology and Liver Transplantation program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
“Dr. Mohammad is a national leader in pediatric liver transplant and we are so pleased to welcome him to Vanderbilt,” said Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor, chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.
“Under his leadership of the pediatric transplant center, we plan to expand the innovative services we provide to children with all end-stage organ disease treated with solid-organ transplantation.”
This is a kind of homecoming for Mohammad. Following medical school at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, Mohammad completed his pediatrics residency training at Vanderbilt. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he completed a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship and a transplant hepatology fellowship before being recruited to the Northwestern faculty.
“We are delighted that Saeed is returning to Vanderbilt University Medical Center,” said Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, James C. Overall Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “We look forward to him advancing growth and innovation for all our transplant programs here at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.”
Throughout his career, Mohammad has established himself as a leader in his field. He has developed several innovative clinical programs at Northwestern and has served in leadership roles in the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation; American Association for the Study of Liver Disease; North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Autoimmune Hepatitis Association; American Liver Foundation, and the United Network for Organ Sharing.
“I feel privileged to be able to return to Vanderbilt where my professional career began,” Mohammad said.
“Vanderbilt has a proud history of excellence in both pediatrics and transplantation, and I am excited to join this team as we work to develop a comprehensive pediatric-focused transplant center to care for the children in Tennessee and across the nation.”