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Altaf Saadi, MD MSc


Altaf Saadi, MD MSc


Massachusetts General Hospital


MGH Research Fellows



For nearly 30 years, the funding provided by the Rappaport Foundation to physicians and researchers has allowed brilliance to flourish and breakthroughs to triumph in the areas of neurologic diseases and mental illness.

Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc is a general academic neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center and Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Mongan Institute, Associate Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic, and medical expert with the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network. Dr. Saadi completed her neurology training at the Harvard Partners MGH-BWH Neurology Program, where she also served as Chief Resident. Her research training includes a health services research fellowship with the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA, where she conducted several health services research projects and received a master’s degree in health policy and management.

Her research focuses on neuropsychiatric health disparities, immigrant communities including asylum-seekers and refugees, and addressing inequities through community-partnered and policy-relevant scholarship and action. Dr. Saadi completed her undergraduate studies at Yale College and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Community Service Award.