When done correctly, data-driven decision-making can improve any human decision, and medicine is no exception. I am an MD-MBA-MME graduate, and during the past four years, I worked with various datasets to improve delivering patient care, such as computer-assisted diagnostics. For this, we need to integrate computational power and (bio)medical science, and the integration requires a ground understanding of both fields. My main goal is to facilitate this interdisciplinary collaboration and use advanced statistics to improve health system efficiency. I have three years of research experience working with various imaging and clinical databases. While studying the national cancer registry database and creating a database of 7000 COVID-19 patients, I got engaged with programming and data science. Soon after, I participated in two machine vision projects and enjoyed working in interdisciplinary teams. In addition to my publications, the experience I gained through industry research is remarkable. Implementing AI in clinical practice can be an ultimate joy of a researcher. That’s why we need connector scientists now days to reconnect two unrelated specialized fields, and do the magic. Currently, I am doing my postdoctoral in the Research Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases on the detection of pancreatic mass on CT scans and EUS images. I also joined an AI company to deploy AI solutions in imaging and report generation of PACS. I see myself as a clinician scientist in 2035 and as a faculty helping students participate in product-oriented projects. All my previous years endeavored to lay the foundations of this vision.

Education

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Medical Doctorate (GPA: 16.98/20)

• Thesis: Trend of Oropharyngeal and Oral Cavity cancers in Iran from 2003 to 2017: Time Series Analysis of
National Cancer Registry Database
• Member of student research committee, Educational Development Center, medical students council, and
the founding team of the School of Medicine Students’ Journal and Peer Mentoring Program.

TEHRAN, IRAN
2014-2021

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Virtual School of Medical Education and Management

Master of Science in Medical Education (GPA: 18.78/20)

• Thesis: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of “Digestive Diseases CyberPatient Bootcamp” using Virtual Patients

TEHRAN, IRAN 2020-2023

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Virtual School of Medical Education and Management

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare ( 200-hour; 12 Courses; GPA: 20/20)

TEHRAN, IRAN 2021

University of Tehran, College of Engineering

Master of Business Administration ( 250-hour; 13 Courses; GPA: 17/20)

TEHRAN, IRAN 2022

Publications are presented chronologically and formatted as [Article Type. Authors. Title. Journal. Year].

§: Corresponding, first, or equally first author.

My contribution

Original Article. S.A.A Safavi-Naini § et al. Drivers’ behaviour confronting fixed and point-to-point speed enforcement camera: agent-based simulation and translation to crash relative risk change. Nature Scientific Reports. 2024.

Methodology, Writing Original Draft, Visualization, Investigation

Data Preprocessing; Editing Manuscript Draft

Original Article. Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi et al. Effect of interferon-α on COVID-19 in-hospital mortality: a large-scale propensity score-matched study. European Cytokine Network. 2023.

Conceptualization, Data Curation, Supervision

Conceptualization, Project administration, Visualization, Investigation

Visualization, Methodology, Writing 

Original Article. F. Siavoshi, S.A.A Safavi-Naini§, et al. On-admission and dynamic trend of laboratory profiles as prognostic biomarkers in COVID-19 inpatients. Scientific Reports. 2023.

Conceptualization, Methodology, Programming, Data Curation, Formal analysis, Visualization, Project administration

Systematic Review. H. Hatami, P. Jamshidi, M. Arbabi, S.A.A Safavi-Naini, et al. Demographic, Epidemiologic, and Clinical Characteristics of Human Monkeypox Disease Pre- and Post-2022 Outbreaks: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Biomedicines. 2023.

Meta-Analysis, Visualization, Writing 

Conceptualization; Administration; Data Curation; Writing; Algorithm Development

Original Article. A. Naini, …, S.A.A Safavi-Naini§. Epidemiology and Histopathology of Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms in Iran. Iranian Journal of Otolaryngology. 2023.

Data Analysis; Data Visualization; Writing; Planning; Methodology

Review Article. H, Majlesi,…, S.A.A Safavi-naini§. Omicron variant of COVID-19: A focused review of biologic, clinical, and epidemiological changes. Immunopathologia Persa. 2022.

Administration; Conceptualization; Writing; Visualization

Editorial. A. Bashardoust, S.A.A Safavi-Naini. Ukraine War Should be Averted The Impact of War on Health in and Interconnected World. Canon Journal of Medicine. 2022.

Conceptualization; Writing

Original Article. T. Sabaghian, M. Honarvar, S.A.A Safavi-Naini, et al. Effect of Electrolyte Imbalance on Mortality and Late Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients. Iranian Journal of Kidney Disease. 2022.

Data Analysis; Writing; Methodology

5§. Research Letter. S.A.A Safavi-Naini§, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi. The impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in Iranian elderly: 7 percent of all-cause deaths reduced by vaccinating 2 percent of population. Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench. 2022.

Data Analysis; Writing

Original Article. H. Hatamabadi, … , S.A.A Safavi-Naini, et al. Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Tehran, Iran: A cohort study of clinical profile, risk factors, and outcomes. BioMed Research International. 2022.

Project Administration, Data Curation, Writing, Validation, Investigation

Conceptualization; Data Extraction; Methodology; Writing

Case Report. Z. Tajabadi, S.A.A Safavi-Naini, et al. Could inadvertent intravenous injection of COVID-19 vaccines cause severe adverse events? Immunopathologia Persa. 2022.

Investigation; Writing

Kindle Book. M. Farrokhi et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Manifestations of COVID-19. Kindle. 2021

Chapter on Otolaryngology

Data Collection; Formal Analysis, Writing; Visualization

Writing; Data Gathering; Formal Analysis

Case Report. S. Nekoghadam, R Bozorgmehr, S.A.A Safavi-Naini§.  Acrocyanosis and Progressive Skin Necrosis as Manifestation of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Associated With Type I Cryoglobulinemia: A Case Report. The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. 2021.

Investigation; Writing

Original Article. M. Raoufi, S.A.A Safavi-Naini, et al. Correlation Between Chest Computed Tomography Scan Findings and Mortality of COVID-19 Cases; a Cross-Sectional Study. Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine. 2020.

Writing; Planning; Data Gathering, Analysis

Preprint

Under Review

  • Benefit of Exercise after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery: 4-Year Follow-up of Weight Regain and Glucose Profile §
  • An analysis of time to death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with and without remdesivir treatment
  • Metabolic Health’s Central Role in Chronic Kidney Disease Progression: A 20-Year Study of Obesity-Metabolic Phenotype Transitions §
  • Comparative Analysis of COVID-19 Pneumonia in Pregnant Versus Matched Non-Pregnant Women: Radiologic and Clinical Perspectives §
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Name

Year

Location

Presentation/Workshop

Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health

Jan 2024

Tehran, Iran

Workshops Chair;

Lecturer: (1) Tutorial on AI tools for Digital Health;

Lecturer: (2) Tutorial on Large Language Models (LLMs) for Digital Health

9th International Congeress of Hepatitis and GI Endoscopy

Sep 2023

Tehran, Iran

Lecturer: MLasMD Workshop 

International Congress of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Sciences

May 2023

Kish, Iran

Prognostic Models in Image Processing;

37th Congress of Iranian Society of Radiology

May 2023

Tehran, Iran

 

15th Coloproctology Congress

Feb 2023

Tehran, Iran

3D Reconstruction of Perianal Fistula in MRI

World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG)

Dec, 2022

Dubai, UAE

 

Iranian Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ICGH)

Oct, 2022

Tehran, Iran

[Assistant of Scientific Committee]

Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)

Nov, 2021

Synchronized (Iran, Turkey, Eurupe)

Excess Mortality and Reported Fatality in Iran: Please Triple the Pandemic Fatality

Leiden International Medical Students Conference (LIMSC) 

Mar, 2021

Online

Antwerp International Medical Students Congress (AMSC) 

2019

Antwerpen, Belgium

DaVinci Robot Workshop

Leiden International Medical Students Conference (LIMSC) 

March, 2019

Leiden, Netherland

7 Tesla MRI Workshop; Leiden Techonology Park

Name (Professor)

Duration

Location, Supervisor

Year

Content

Tutorial on AI tools for Digital Health Workshop

3-hour workshop

Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health, Iran

2024

Introduction to medical imaging tools in digital health

Tutorial on Large Language Models (LLMs) for Digital Health

3 hour workshop

Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health, Iran

2024

Introduction to use of LLMs and RAG-based chatbots for QA and knowledge extraction

MLasMD Workshop

8-hour workshop

9th International Congress of Hepatitis and GI Endoscopy

2023

A comprehensive, interactive workshop to prepare medical specialist to read AI papers, understand their challenge, and work in multidisciplinary teams

How to prepare a graphical abstract

2-hour session

21-day research course by students research committee of SBMU

2023

 

Introduction to ML: Human Logic-Machine Logic

4-hour workshop

21-day research course by students research committee of SBMU

2023

 

Scientific Network and Role of Social Media: Researchgate, Linkedin

2-hour session

21-day research course by students research committee of SBMU

2023

 

Introduction to ML: Human Logic-Machine Logic

2-hour session in a 21-day workshop

Invited by the Student Research Committee of SBMU

2022

 

Shape your Vision: From Vision to Long-term goals, From short-term goals to daily tasks

3-hour session

Invited by the Student Research Committee of SBMU

2022

 

Introduction to ML: Human Logic-Machine Logic

2-hour session

21-day research course by students research committee of SBMU

2021

 

Scientific Network and Role of Social Media: Researchgate, Linkedin

2-hour session

21-day research course by students research committee of SBMU

2021

 

Role of Debriefing in Case-Based Learning 

2 hours of 8-hour workshop

During MSEd, 

(Dr. Soleiman Ahmay)

2020

How we can use Adobe Captivate to create cases and format post-session debriefing

Case Based Learning in Medicine: CyberPatient 

8 hours of 6-day workshop

During MSEd (Dr. Soleiman Ahmadi; Dr. Karim Qayumi)

2020

How we can use real cases to create standard patients 

TA of Surgery Ward 

1 Month

During Medical Internship, Surgery Ward, Emam Hossein Hospital, SBMU (Dr. Nemati Honar)

2019

Presentation for externs:

  1. Appendicitis
  2. Fistula Management

Peer Mentor of young medical students 

4 years (4 mentees)

During Med School (Faculty of Medicine, SBMU)

2018-2022

I helped first-year med students form their vision and long-term goals, and how to achieve them

Research Mentor

16 Mentees

Med school- Postdoc at RIGLD – Junior Research Scientist at DML -…

2019-now

Helping biomed students start their research journey

Prof. Mohammad Reza Zali MD, FACG (President of RIGLD institute): Distinguished professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at RIGLD who received his postgrad training at Illinois University – nnzali@hotmail.com

Hamid R. Rabiee Ph.D  (Supervisor of my research fellowship): A tenured-track professor of computer science at Sharif University of Technology who received his Ph.D from Purdue University – rabiee@gmail.com

Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei MD-Ph.D (Supervisor of research fellowship): Associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at RIGLD – hamid.asadzadeh@sbmu.ac.ir

Alireza Vafaei Sadr Ph.D (My supervisor at an AI Company): Data scientists at RWTH Aachen University – asadr@ukaachen.de

Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi Ph.D (Mentor and supervisor): Associate professor of biostatistics at RIGLD – aminphg@gmail.com

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