American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Sayed Sadrzadeh, PhD
2004 International Travel Fellowship

Sayed Mohammed Hossein Sadrzadeh, PhD, DABCC, FACB, is Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and is the Director of Clinical Chemistry, Nutrition, and Endocrinology at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. He is also the director of Laboratory Medicine Graduate Program and codirector of the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Training Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington. In addition to his service responsibilities, Dr. Sadrzadeh has been actively involved in research and in teaching and training of medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows at several academic institutions, including 8 years at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Sadrzadeh has served the AACC in different capacities at the local and national levels, including chairman of the AACC Northeast Section (1987–1989). In addition he was chairman of the Scientific Presentation Committee for the Joint Meeting of AACC, Clinical Ligand Assay Society, and Clinical Laboratory Management Association in Massachusetts (1995); chairman of the Joint Annual Meeting of AACC and Clinical Ligand Assay Society on “Clinical and Biochemical Aspects of Aging” in Boston, Massachusetts (1995); and the program director of the AACC Northeast Section (1996). He was also a member of the Advisory and Planning Committee for the Joint Annual Meeting of the AACC and Clinical Ligand Assay Society, Northeast Sections on “Frontiers in Clinical Biochemistry”, in Boston, Massachusetts (1997). Dr. Sadrzadeh has been a member of the board of directors and continuing education committee at the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, a member of the program and finance committee at the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, and the co-host of the annual meeting of the Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2003).

Dr. Sadrzadeh’s research interest is focused on the biology and biochemistry of reactive oxygen species, with a recent emphasis on the role of hemoglobin/iron in neurologic disorders. He has authored several key publications describing the ability of hemoglobin in mediating the formation of reactive oxygen species and initiating (enhancing) the process of lipid peroxidation, as well as publications explaining the mechanisms of brain tissue damage after a hemorrhagic event.

Dr. Sadrzadeh has been actively involved in collaboration with scientists and clinical chemists in his native Iran. He was an invited visiting professor at Mashad University of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center, Ghaem Medical Center and Center for Medical and Biological Research in Mashad, Iran, where he delivered presentations to medical and graduate students, residents, and medical staff. He will continue his collaboration with the Mashad University of Medical Sciences and other institutions in Iran in the future. Dr. Sadrzadeh plans more lectures and workshops this year and in the future to promote the practice of clinical chemistry in Iran.