Dr. Shahin Sayed graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1997 with an MMEd in General Pathology. She has since been in practice in Histo/Cyto Pathology at the Departments of Pathology at Kenyatta National Hospital and from 2005 at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUHN)
She has been a recipient of several short-term fellowships and attachments at Stellenbosch University, (Cytopathology) Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Medical renal diseases), University of Siena (Lymphomas), and Mass General Hospital (Breast Pathology).
Her main research interest has been Breast Cancers in which she has two international grants as PI in collaboration with the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Universities of Cape Town and Kwa Zulu Natal. She has also collaborated in Lymphoma research with Prof Lorenzo Leoncini (University of Siena) and Dr. Aliyah Sohani at Mass General Hospital. She has over 15 publications in her areas of research. She is currently the Section Head of Histopathology at AKUHN where she is also actively involved in residency training and research and supervision of resident dissertations. She was elected the Secretary General of the College of East, Central and Southern Africa in Kampala in 2010. She is scheduled to pursue her doctorate studies with the University of Cape Town in her area of research interest.