Hospital welcomes new director of Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center

Published on November 11th, 2022 by Diana Duren.

Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS

Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, was recently named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, following an extensive national search. In this new role, Mohammad will work to grow Vanderbilt’s pediatric transplant services.

Mohammad, an internationally recognized pediatric transplant physician, joined Vanderbilt from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. There, he was an associate professor of Pediatrics, fellowship director for the transplant hepatology fellowship, and medical director for the Hepatology and Liver Transplantation program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

This is a kind of homecoming for Mohammad. Following medical school at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, Mohammad completed his pediatrics residency training at Vanderbilt. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he completed a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship and a transplant hepatology fellowship before being recruited to the Northwestern faculty.

Throughout his career, Mohammad has established himself as a leader in his field. He has developed several innovative clinical programs at Northwestern and has served in leadership roles in the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation; American Association for the Study of Liver Disease; North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Autoimmune Hepatitis Association; American Liver Foundation, and the United Network for Organ Sharing.

“I feel privileged to be able to return to Vanderbilt where my professional career began,” Mohammad said.

“Vanderbilt has a proud history of excellence in both pediatrics and transplantation, and I am excited to be part of this team as we work to develop a comprehensive pediatric-focused transplant center to care for the children in Tennessee and across the nation.”