Suzan ElSayed, DVM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Suzan ElSayed

Dr. ElSayed joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2013 as an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences. She teaches Human Physiology for M1/M2 students in organ system integrated-based curriculum and Pathophysiology in case-based learning for M3 clerkships. She is also a co-director of the Cardiovascular Organ System.

Previously, Dr. ElSayed taught Physiology to medical, veterinary, pharmacy, dental and allied health students as an Associate Professor in the Physiology Department at the School of Medicine at Assiut University, Egypt.

Dr. ElSayed received her D.V.M. from Assiut University, where she continued on to earn her Master’s Degree in Endocrine Physiology at their School of Medicine. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. from the Biomedical Sciences Department of the School of Medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Her thesis studied the expression and functions of parathyroid hormone related peptide in intramembranous bone formation in vitro. She completed postdoctoral research fellowships in bone biology at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Dr. Kappen’s laboratory where she studied the role of Hoxc8 in chondrocyte proliferation that was published in the journal Bone in 2009. She continued her postdoctoral training at University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) in the laboratory of Dr. Dallas, where she studied the comprehensive imaging of osteocytes; the longest lived deeply embedded bone cells and she also studied the dynamic processes by which collagen is assembled and organized into the extracellular matrix using time lapse imaging. She has applied for patents related to her work on dynamic imaging of collagen assembly by bone cells in UMKC.

Dr. ElSayed is a member of the American Physiological Society (APS), the Society of Physiological Sciences and their Applications (SPSA) and International Association of Medical Sciences Educators (IAMSE). Her current research is focused on bone biology and medical education.

Contact Information:

Office: 414 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3632
Fax: 248-370-4060

Specialty Areas:

human physiology, pathophysiology


D.V.M., M.S., Endocrine Physiology. School of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt
Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Research Interests:

Bone biology research and medical education research