Masood Pasha Syed, MBBS

Masood Pasha Syed, MBBS


I’m Masood Pasha Syed, and I’m currently a Chief Medical Resident at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. I grew up in the middle east and in south India (Bangalore), which helped me imbibe many different cultures. I was gifted with a wonderful family support system, to whom I no doubt owe all my success. I went to medical school to M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and then moved to the U.S. to pursue my dream of academic excellence. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in breast medical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and then transitioned into residency in Internal Medicine. I was fortunate to be offered a scholarship for the Harvard Medical School Cancer Biology and Therapeutics program, which allowed me to develop wonderful insights into the world of hematology/oncology. Throughout my journey, I have been blessed by meeting amazing and thoughtful people who have been instrumental in shaping my life: I believe firmly in mentoring my residents to help build their future. I met my better half, Bushra Abdul Aleem prior to residency, and she is currently a Chief Resident in Anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts. I enjoy playing soccer, cooking, and traveling in my spare time. After my residency, I plan to pursue a career in academic hematology/oncology and hopefully to work in thrombosis to figure out why some people have pathological clotting. I also want to continue mentoring and advocating for my peers while serving as a member of the American College of Physicians Resident/Fellow Member Council. My life goal is to address the disparity in care between developed and developing nations.

All posts by Masood Pasha Syed, MBBS

February 18th, 2021

The Human Side of Medicine — Grieving the Loss of Our Patients

“The life of the dead is placed in the memories of the living” — Marcus Tullius Cicero Growing up in a family of physicians, I was exposed early to healthcare from the provider side. Some days, my father would come home late after a long surgery with an unanticipated complication or an unexpected outcome and would […]

November 4th, 2020

The Rise of the Fall

Having matched into a residency in New England, I was super excited to experience all the seasons. I grew up in tropical countries where we had two seasons — “rainy season” and  “not-so-rainy season” — both of them superimposed on reasonably warm temperatures. Three years out of residency and still in New England, I enjoy […]

September 11th, 2020

Emotional Intelligence During a Pandemic

“We are the keepers of each other’s future,” my program director said in her speech on our graduation day. These words have resonated in my mind and inspired me in laying the foundation for my chief residency year. We all have the opportunity and responsibility to teach and learn from each other. I remember the […]

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