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Creighton Appoints Chair of Anesthesiology

Creighton Appoints Chair of Anesthesiology

Nahel N. Saied, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and associate professor of anesthesiology at Creighton University School of Medicine. He will assume the position in July.

Saied has been a faculty member at Saint Louis University School of Medicine since 1998. He most recently served as an associate professor of anesthesia and critical care, as well as director of the university’s Life Support Skills Center, the Anesthesia Critical Care Program, and Saint Louis University Hospital’s Neurosurgery and Transplant Intensive Care Unit.

In 2004, Saint Louis University School of Medicine awarded Saied its Distinguished Service Award. Saied earned his medical degree from Zagazig University, Egypt, in 1987. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, where he was chief resident, and he held a critical-care fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Society of Education in Anesthesia, and Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Saied’s research interests include clinical anesthesia, critical-care education, and learning in virtual-reality-simulation environments.

“Dr. Saied will build upon the solid foundation established by his predecessor, Dr. Robert McQuillan,” said Cam Enarson, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences. “We are glad to have Dr. Saied joining Creighton University. Working with the faculty, he will continue to advance the mission of the department and school in education, research and patient care.”