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Saadai Payam

Payam Saadai, MD

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery

Payam Saadai, M.D., is a pediatric surgeon at Shriners Children's Northern California and the UC Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Saadai is a California native. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a fetal research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and his clinical pediatric surgery fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. He is a candidate member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Dr. Saadai specializes in general pediatric surgery with particular interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, fetal intervention and pediatric colorectal disorders, including Hirschsprung's disease and anorectal malformations (imperforate anus). He has presented at numerous medical conferences and has published extensively in many peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Saadai's professional affiliations include the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and International Fetal Medicine Surgery Society.

Pediatric Care

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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
United States of America
6/30/2007

Medical Education
Mount Sinai Medical School
New York, NY
6/30/2007

Internship
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
6/30/2008

Internship
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
United States of America
6/30/2008

Fellowship
UCSF
San Francisco, CA
6/30/2012

Fellowship
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA
United States of America
6/30/2012

Academic Positions and Locations

University of California Davis School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, Academic Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Member, International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society
  • 2019-Present: Member, Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Committee, APSA
  • 2020-Present: Member, Hirschsprung Disease Sub-Committee, Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium (PCPLC)
Editorial Positions
  • 2019-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • 2020-Present: Reviewer, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • 2020-Present: Reviewer, World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • 2021-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Surgical Research
Awards and Honors
  • 2013, Institute of Medicine Housestaff Excellence in Teaching Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2008, Mount Sinai Scholarship Award for Clinical Excellence
  • 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

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