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For Immediate Release
10/5/2015



Helene King
410-601-2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org


Aziza T. Shad, M.D., Now Leading the Prestigious Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai


 Sinai Hospital has named Aziza T. Shad, M.D., the Ellen W.P. Wasserman Endowed Chair of the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital and the director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.Baltimore, MD - Sinai Hospital has named Aziza T. Shad, M.D., the Ellen W.P. Wasserman Endowed Chair of the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital and the director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She is leading a team of dedicated professionals who practice state-of-the-art medicine in a family-centered environment that focuses on the needs of each individual child and his or her family.

Dr. Shad brings 35 years of experience to the Department of Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric hematology and oncology.

“Dr. Shad has an outstanding medical background, is world-renowned for her research and has a deep commitment to her patients and their families,” says Amy Perry, president of Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. “Dr. Shad embodies the mission of the Samuelson Children’s Hospital to combine comprehensive medical knowledge with a compassionate, family-centered approach for the diagnosis, treatment and care of our youngest patients.”

Dr. Shad joins Sinai Hospital from Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. where she served as the Amey Distinguished Professor of Neuro-oncology and Childhood Cancer and as the director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

She earned her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan followed by pediatric residency training in Pakistan, the United Kingdom and at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

“Every day is an opportunity for us to make life better for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses,” says Dr. Shad. “I am proud to be the chair of Pediatrics at Sinai Hospital in a program that is so focused on personalized, family-centered care. Every member of the pediatric community at Sinai, in addition to providing outstanding medical care, is committed to addressing the psycho-social needs and wellbeing of the children and families who are in treatment.”

Dr. Shad is actively involved in the development of pediatric oncology programs in developing countries, particularly in Asia, the Middle East and Africa and is the medical director and co-founder of the ASLAN Project.

She is a member of several professional associations including the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology. During the course of her career, Dr. Shad has been an invited presenter at more than 230 national and international meetings and has written more than 100 scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters. She has also served as principal investigator for multiple clinical research studies. Additionally, she is on the teaching faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. In addition to Sinai, LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.

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