Sayed Alam Shinwari, MD, MPH, CSA

Sayed Alam Shinwari, MD, MPH, CSA

Name: Sayed Alam Shinwari, MD, MPH, CSA

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Staff
Title: International Health Systems Advisor, HJF CTR

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Dr. Sayed Alam Shinwari works as an International Health Systems Advisor for the Training & Professional Development Division and the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program. Dr. Shinwari specializes in the reconstruction and stabilization of healthcare systems in post-conflict environments. Dr. Shinwari is a faculty member, Assistant Professor, and Director at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

Dr. Shinwari is a graduate of Kabul Medical University (KMU) Kabul, Afghanistan and received a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health from The George Washington University. He started his career working as a general practitioner in Kabul, before joining various US Army-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. Army (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. Army officials. Dr. Shinwari was born in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province and was raised in Kabul. He speaks Pashto (Native), Dari (Native), Farsi, Urdu and English.