Mustapha Oladapo Saheed, M.D.

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  • Medical Director, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Languages: English, Yoruba


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Emergency department operations and throughput; Clinical decision support; Electronic medical record and technology integration; Patient safety; Quality improvement; Administration more


Mustapha Saheed, M.D., is the medical director and an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Saheed received his medical degree from Cornell University in 2005. He completed his residency training at The Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and later went on to complete a fellowship as the assistant chief of service (ACS). Subsequently, Saheed joined the Hopkins faculty in 2010.

As the medical director, he oversees the Emergency Department's clinical operations and has a particular interest in organizational heuristics. Saheed's other research interests include technology integration and utilization in the improvement of emergency department operations. more


  • Medical Director, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Cornell University - Weill Cornell Medical College (2005)


  • Emergency Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2009)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Rothman RE, Saheed M, Hsieh YH. Infectious disease/CDC update. Detection of acute HIV infection in two evaluations of a new HIV diagnostic testing algorithm--United States, 2011-2013. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;63(1):56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.10.001. No abstract available. PMID: 24355367 [PubMed - in process]

Bianchi W, Dugas AF, Hsieh YH, Saheed M, Hill P, Lindauer C, Terzis A, Rothman RE. Revitalizing a vital sign: improving detection of tachypnea at primary triage. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;61(1):37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.05.030. Epub 2012 Jun 26. PMID: 22738682

Hill PM, Rothman R, Saheed M, Deruggiero K, Hsieh YH, Kelen GD. A comprehensive approach to achieving near 100% compliance with the Joint Commission Core Measures for pneumonia antibiotic timing. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;29(9):989-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2010.05.011. Epub 2010 Jul 15. PMID: 20637554

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