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Christopher Sayed

Christopher Sayed, M.D.

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Chris Sayed, MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology practicing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a special clinical interest in the medical and surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and is the Director of the HS clinic at UNC. He has performed clinical and basic science research in HS and other dermatologic conditions with more than 30 publications in the medical literature. He serves as a directing member of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and is medical lead of a local HS support group.

Dr. Sayed is a Tar Heel through-and-through, having completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at UNC. He has been director of medical student education in the Department of Dermatology and takes pride in training resident physicians in the program. In his spare time he stays busy with the joy and chaos of keeping up with 4 young children.

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