Payam Saadai, M.D.
Pediatric Colorectal Disorders
Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Assistant Professor
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).
Dr. Saadai's research interests include: Congenital anomalies, Fetal surgery, Pediatric colorectal disorders and Surgical innovation.
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York NY 2007
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2000
General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York NY 2008-2014
Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus OH 2014-2016
Fetal Research, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2010-2012
American Board of Surgery,
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society
Honors and Awards
Institute of Medicine Housestaff Excellence in Teaching Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Brown EG*, Saadai P*, Pivetti CD, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Wang A, Farmer DL. In utero repair of myelomeningocele with autologous amniotic membrane in the fetal lamb model. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan;49(1):133-8.
Saadai P, Wang A, Nout YS, Downing TL, Lofberg K, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC, Li S, Farmer DL. Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural crest stem cells integrate into the injured spinal cord in the fetal lamb model of myelomeningocele. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):158-63.
Saadai P, MacKenzie TC. Increased maternal microchimerism after open fetal surgery. Chimerism. 2012 Jul 1;3(3).
Saadai P, Lee TH, Bautista G, Gonzales KD, Nijagal A, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Hirose S, Rand L, Miniati D, Farmer DL, MacKenzie TC. Alterations in maternal-fetal cellular trafficking after fetal surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1089-94.
Saadai P, Nout YS, Encinas J, Wang A, Downing TL, Beattie MS, Bresnahan, JC, Li S,Farmer DL. Prenatal repair of myelomeningocele with aligned nanofibrous scaffolds - a pilot study in sheep. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec; 46(12): 2279-83.