Sayed A Shinwari
Education- George Washington University (GWU), Washington DC
MPH/ Global Health Management
- Kabul Medical University (KMU), Kabul, Afghanistan
BiographyDr. Sayed A. Shinwari works as Senior Academic Advisor on Global Health Engagement leading the education and training line of effort at the Uniformed Services University's Center for Global Health Engagement. Dr. Shinwari also serves as an Assistant Professor and Course Director in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Shinwari is serving as a Global Health Engagement consultant specializing in the reconstruction and stabilization of healthcare systems in post-conflict environments.
Dr. Shinwari is a graduate of Kabul Medical University (KMU) Kabul, Afghanistan (2006) and received a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health from George Washington University (2011). He started his career working as a general practitioner in Kabul, before joining various U.S. Military-sponsored medical trainings and observation programs in hospitals located in Afghanistan, India, and the US. Since the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom, Dr. Shinwari has worked as a public health coordinator for the U.S. military where he was involved in numerous global health engagements in strategic, operational, and tactical levels (2003-2007) . He coordinated and conducted various public health projects, serving as a liaison between the Afghan National Army/National Police, the Afghan public health sector, the Afghan population, the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), NATO, International Organizations, NGOs, and U.S. military officials.
Moreover, Dr. Shinwari has been serving as a member of board of directors for Afghan Medical Professionals Associations of America (AMPAA) since 2008. He also served as an elected president of AMPAA from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Shinwari was born in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province and was raised in Kabul. He speaks Pashto (Native), Dari (Native), Farsi, Urdu and English.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Course Director, Health Context Analysis Course | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS) November 2015 – Present
Senior Academic Advisor on Global Health Engagement | Uniformed Services University 's Center for Global Health Engagement November 2016 – Present
Assistant Professor | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS) January 2012 – Present
International Health Systems Advisor | Uniformed Services University 's Center for Global Health Engagement November 2011 – 2016
Member of Board of Directors | Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America (AMPAA) 2008 – Present
Analyst/ Commentator | Voice of America (VOA), TV & Radio - Afghanistan 2010 – Present
President | Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America (AMPAA) January 2015 – 2018
Curriculum Developer | Diplomatic Language Services (DLS), Arlington, Virginia, USA Oct 2008 – June 2011
General Practitioner | Afghan governmental and private hospitals (Maiwand, Ataturk, Indira Gandhi, Wahage, Wazir Akbar Khan) May 2005 – November 2007
Public Health Coordinator/Medical Interpreter & Translator | U.S. Army/International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF)/NATO May 2003 – Sep 2007