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Words to live by:
"Now and then, it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just be happy." (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Waheeda Samady, MD, MSCI

Junior Faculty Researcher

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Waheeda Samady, MD, MSCI is a faculty researcher for the SOAAR team.  She completed her pediatric residency and hospital medicine fellowship at University of California San Diego before joining Northwestern in 2013.  As a junior faculty member at Northwestern, she completed a masters in clinical investigation at Northwestern and began work in the areas of inpatient asthma and infant anaphylaxis.  She recently published her work on the low-severity of infant anaphylaxis and hopes to study this further with support from an NIH Career Development Award.  At SOAAR she is involved in evaluating prevalence of eczema and other associations in children with food allergy and developing supportive tools to help families and medical providers prevent and manage food allergies (iREACH and FAMILY studies).

Fun fact:
During medical school, Waheeda learned American Sign Language and participated as a summer student at Gallaudet University in Washington DC.
Hometown:
San Diego, CA