Sayed A Shinwari


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Division Manager
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Global Health Engagement
Public Health
Office Phone


- George Washington University (GWU), Washington DC
MPH/ Global Health Management
- Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
June 2007 – August 2007
Clinical observation in the areas of echocardiography, angiography, and cardiovascular surgery
- Riley Hospitals for Children, Indiana School of Medicine, Indiana, USA
January 2006 – February 2006
Training observation in the areas of hematology/oncology, nephrology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neonatal intensive care, and general pediatric care.
- Kabul Medical University (KMU), Kabul, Afghanistan


Dr. Sayed Alam Shinwari works as an International Health Systems Advisor for Training & Professional Development Division at Center for Global Health Engagement. Dr. Shinwari is serving as a Global Health Engagement consultant specializing in the reconstruction and stabilization of healthcare systems in post-conflict environments. Dr. Shinwari is a Faculty member, Assistant Professor, and Course Director at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).
Dr. Shinwari is a graduate of Kabul Medical University (KMU) Kabul, Afghanistan (2006) and received a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health from George Washington University (2011). 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 has been serving as the President of Afghan Medical Professionals Associations of America since 2015. Dr. Shinwari was born in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province and was raised in Kabul. He speaks Pashto (Native), Dari (Native), Farsi, Urdu and English.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Director, Health Context Analysis Course | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS) November 2015 – Present

International Health Systems Advisor | Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) October 2011 – Present

Assistant Professor | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS) January 2012 – Present

President | Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America (AMPAA) January 2015 – Present

Analyst/ Commentator | Voice of America (VOA), TV & Radio - Afghanistan 2010 – Present

Member of Board of Directors |Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America (AMPAA) 2008 – Dec 2014

Curriculum Developer |Diplomatic Language Services (DLS), Arlington, Virginia, USA Oct 2008 – June 2011

General Practitioner | Afghan governmental and private hospitals (Maiwand, Ataturk, Indira Gandhi, Wahage, Wazir Akbar Khan) May 2005 – November 2007

Public Health Coordinator/Medical Interpreter & Translator | U.S. Army/International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF)/NATO May 2003 – Sep 2007