Dr. Karima Sajadi is the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her EM residency training at Cooper University, Camden, NJ. She then practiced community EM at Mercy Health System in Philadelphia for 5 years before returning to academic EM.

Currently Dr. Karima Sajadi is responsible for development and implementation of didactic curriculum for the EM residents. She also serves as a Pathway Director for the Drexel medical students who chose EM as their future career. Dr. Sajadi also serves as a chairman of Clinical Competency Committee for Drexel EM residency.

Dr. Sajadi immigrated from Kazakhstan in the middle of her medical studies, and has decided to pursue a medical career in the USA. She had to go back to college to get her Bachelor's degree and then to medical school for her MD. Emergency Medicine is a non-existent specialty in her country of birth, so she wants to promote the development of Emergency Medicine in other countries.

Dr. Sajadi is married to a Cardiologist/EP and has three young children.

Speaking Topics

  • Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)
  • Women in EM
  • Residency Curriculum
  • International Emergency Medicine