About Hajirah Saeed, MD

Dr. Saeed is a full-time member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, who specializes in ocular surface disease and refractive surgery, with specialized expertise in burns, keratoprosthesis, ocular surface tumors, and pediatric cornea.

Dr. Saeed graduated from Benedictine University summa cum laude, and then received her MD from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, with honors. Following this, she completed her Ophthalmology Residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and her Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear. She served as chief fellow in her second year and has received many awards in recognition of her patient care and research, including an American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Resident Excellence Award, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society’s Beem Fisher Award, and two Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Awards.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 508-350-2809

Medical Education

  • MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency, Loyola University Medical Center Stritch School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Saeed is a clinician scientist who conducts research on corneal diseases. As the inaugural Gliklich Innovation Scholar at Mass. Eye and Ear, she is developing a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) registry and bio-repository in order to investigate the immunopathogenesis and genetics of the disease. SJS/TEN is a rare, immune-mediated mucocutaneous disease with the potential for severe ocular complications including corneal blindness.  She aims to evaluate the efficacy of current treatments, and develop more effective treatments to ensure fewer long-term sequelae of the disease.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    1. Saeed HN, Bouchard C, Shieh C, Phillips E, Chodosh J. Highlights from the 2nd Biennial Stevens Johnson syndrome symposium 2019: SJS/TEN from Science to Translation. Ocul Surf. 2019 Nov 27.

    2. Shanbhag SS, Rashad R, Chodosh J, Saeed HN. Long-Term Effect of a Treatment Protocol for Acute Ocular Involvement in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec; 208:331-341

    3. Shanbhag SS, Chodosh J, Saeed HN. Sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation with cyanoacrylate glue for acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. Ocul Surf. 2019 Jul; 17(3):560-564.

    4. Wang Y, Rao R, Jacobs DS, Saeed HN. Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Treatment for Ocular Surface Disease in Pediatric Patients With Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 May; 201:1-8.

    5. Moein HR, Saeed HN, Jacobs DS, Rapoport Y, Yoon MK, Shah AS, Khan H, Raoof D, Jurkunas UV. Exposure, entropion, and bilateral corneal ulceration in a newborn as a manifestation of chromosome 22 q11.2 duplication syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Mar; 13:16-19.

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