AASPD Candidate – Shaefi

Shahzad Shaefi, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Shahzad Shaefi obtained his medical degree from University College London, England. After graduation, he pursued his professional training both in the United Kingdom and the United States. He served his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shaefi subsequently pursued dual cardiac anesthesia and critical care fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center. He has also attained a Master in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Shaefi currently serves as the Program Director of two fellowships. He is the Fellowship Director for both the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowships in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

He has been fortunate to be supported and recognized as a teacher and researcher. He is an oral board examiner for the ABA part 2 examination. He enjoys mentoring other educators as a member of the BIDMC Academy of Educators, and is an active member of the Anesthesia Toolbox Project. He is the recipient of a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant, Department of Defense and NIH funding. His current areas of research interest include hyperoxia and neurocognitive effects in cardiac anesthesia and also innate immune response in critical illness.

Dr. Shaefi also engaged in many professional organizations including the SCA, SOCCA, IARS and ASA. He is the SOCCA liaison to the SCA and a member of the Research and Scientific Program Committees at the SCA.

If selected to serve, he will seek to further enhance opportunities for collaboration through SAAAPM and AASPD. He will also seek to strengthen associations with other organizations so as to identify the best ways to prepare our trainees for productive and fulfilled careers. Thank you for consideration of his candidacy.