Shehzad A. Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF

Clinical Director, Schubert–Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Medical Director, GI / Colorectal Inpatient Unit

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-3251



Inflammatory bowel disease


Quality improvement in inflammatory bowel disease

Shehzad Saeed, MD, is interested in the epidemiology of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Specifically, he studies the genetic and phenotypic correlations as well as risk stratification for surgery in children with IBD. Additionally, Dr. Saeed is also involved in outcomes research of patients with IBD.

Dr. Saeed completed his medical education at Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, and then served his pediatric residency at University of Chicago Children’s Hospital. He then completed subspecialty training in pediatric gastroenterology at Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, and Tufts University, Boston. His focus of interest was inflammatory bowel diseases under the mentorship of Richard J Grand, MD. He has subsequently served as fellowship director and division director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Sciences at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently serves as the clinical director of the Schubert-Martin Pediatric IBD Center, and is associate professor of pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

MD: Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Residencies: Pediatrics, Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan; Pediatrics, University of Chicago Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Wyler Children’s Hospital).

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, Tufts University.

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Hocking MC, Barnes M, Shaw C, Lochman JE, Madan-Swain A, Saeed S. Executive function and attention regulation as predictors of coping success in youth with functional abdominal pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Jan;36(1):64-73.

Schaefer ME, Machan JT, Kawatu D, Langton CR, Markowitz J, Crandall W, Mack DR, Evans JS, Pfefferkorn MD, Griffiths AM, Otley AR, Bousvaros A, Kugathasan S, Rosh JR, Keljo DJ, Carvalho RS, Tomer G, Mamula P, Kay MH, Kerzner B, Oliva-Hemker M, Kappelman MD, Saeed SA, Hyams JS, Leleiko NS. Factors that determine risk for surgery in pediatric patients with Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Sep;8(9):789-94.

Malik TA, Saeed S. Autoimmune hepatitis: a review. J Pak Med Assoc. 2010 May;60(5):381-7.

Wallander JL, Madan-Swain A, Klapow J, Saeed S. A randomised controlled trial of written self-disclosure for functional recurrent abdominal pain in youth. Psychol Health. 2010 Apr 21:1-15.

Imielinski M, Baldassano RN, Griffiths A, Common variants at five new loci associated with early-onset inflammatory bowel disease. Nat Genet. 2009 Dec;41(12):1335-40.

Colletti RB, Baldassano RN, Milov DE, Margolis PA, Bousvaros A, Crandall WV, Crissinger KD, D'Amico MA, Day AS, Denson LA, Dubinsky M, Ebach DR, Hoffenberg EJ, Kader HA, Keljo DJ, Leibowitz IH, Mamula P, Pfefferkorn MD, Qureshi MA; Pediatric IBD Network for Research and Improvement. Variation in care in pediatric Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Sep;49(3):297-303.

Maheshwari A, Kurundkar AR, Shaik SS, Kelly DR, Hartman Y, Zhang W, Dimmitt R, Saeed S, Randolph DA, Aprahamian C, Datta G, Ohls RK. Epithelial cells in fetal intestine produce chemerin to recruit macrophages. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):G1-G10.

Donnithorne KJ, Atkinson TP, Hinze CH, Nogueira JB, Saeed SA, Askenazi DJ, Beukelman T, Cron RQ. Rituximab therapy for severe refractory chronic Henoch-Schönlein purpura. J Pediatr. 2009 Jul;155(1):136-9.

Haricharan RN, Proklova LV, Aprahamian CJ, Morgan TL, Harmon CM, Barnhart DC, Saeed SA. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia in children provides durable symptom relief. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun;43(6):1060-4.

Britton LJ, Saeed SA. Abdominal pain in cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Health Care. 2008 Nov-Dec;22(6):383-6.