Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc

Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Altaf Saadi is a neurologist and clinician-investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in neurology at the Harvard Partners MGH-BWH Residency program, also serving as Chief Resident. She then completed a health services research fellowship with the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA. Her research and advocacy focus on health inequities among racial/ethnic minorities and displaced communities like refugees. One of her projects focused on understanding how hospitals and health care facilities can ensure that all patients feel safe when accessing health care, regardless of their immigration status, exploring the concept of “sanctuary” and “safe spaces” in the clinical setting. She is a medical expert for the Physicians for Human Rights asylum network, having conducted numerous asylum evaluations for individuals in the community and in immigration detention centers across the U.S. She is also the Associate Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, and received her MS in Health Policy and Management from UCLA.

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