Dr. Siraj A. Sayeed is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic total joint replacement surgeon, specializing in primary and complex total shoulder, hip, and knee replacement surgery. He is the founder and President of the South Texas Bone and Joint Institute, in San Antonio, TX. His vision is to establish the premiere total joint center in the South Texas Region using state of the art technologies combined with unparalleled orthopedic expertise. This is exemplified by the mission of his practice; “To personalize orthopedic total joint care, with compassion and integrity for each patient.”
Dr. Sayeed, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, went to undergraduate and graduate school at the Speed Scientific School of Engineering, at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science degree, majoring in electrical engineering, and a Master of Engineering degree, with honors, specializing in electrical engineering. Dr. Sayeed was recognized by the electrical engineering department as the most outstanding graduate student. He was awarded the prestigious Samuel T. Fife award for academic excellence for his research in the field of microelectromechanical structures and systems (MEMS). He was the first person in the state of Kentucky to design MEMS devices. After he completed his Master of Engineering degree, he entered active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force. He served as an electronics intelligence officer from 1994-1997, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He then went on to serve as an ROTC instructor from 1997-1998, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During his year as a ROTC instructor, with the moral support of his parents, he became interested in medicine. He was awarded a health professions scholarship through the U.S. Air Force to attend medical school.
Dr. Sayeed attended medical school at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky from 1998-2002. During medical school, he was always drawn to the field of orthopedic surgery as the field required a firm understanding of engineering principles and biomechanics. Dr. Sayeed went on to graduate with high distinction and was awarded the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Good Physician Award. He then went on to the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, for his orthopedic surgery residency training from 2002-2007. After completion of his residency training, he was promoted to the rank of Major, in the U.S. Air Force, and served as a staff orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, from 2007-2008. Dr. Sayeed then became the Chief of the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland from 2008-2009. During Dr. Sayeed’s residency and time at Andrews Air Force Base, he was always interested in the sub-specialty field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty. He was subsequently sponsored by the U.S. Air Force to attend an adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty surgery fellowship from 2009-2010. Dr. Sayeed trained at the prestigious Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, under the expert direction of Drs. Michael A. Mont, Ronald E. Delanois, and Harpal S. Khanuja. Upon completing his fellowship training in 2010, Dr. Sayeed then was transferred to San Antonio, TX, by the U.S. Air Force. He served the U.S. Air Force honorably as the Chief of Total Joint Surgery for the U.S. Air Force, stationed at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the U.S. Air Force expert surgeon in the field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty. Dr. Sayeed has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, caring for wounded U.S. and NATO soldiers from 2011-2012.
During his orthopedic surgery career, Dr. Sayeed has published numerous articles in the field of total joint replacement surgery and serves on several national committees to include being a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon’s Knee Program Committee. He is an active reviewer for several orthopedic peer reviewed journals and still continues to do research in the field of orthopedic total joint surgery. His specific areas of interest in total joint surgery are: robotic total joint surgery; bloodless, tourniquetless, minimally invasive total knee replacements; partial knee replacements; minimally invasive total hip replacements to include the direct anterior total hip replacement; and total shoulder replacements. Dr. Sayeed is also an expert in the field of revision total knee and total hip replacement surgery, taking care of many painful total joint replacements in the South Texas area. Dr. Sayeed has academic appointments in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at both SAMMC and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he continues to train orthopedic surgery residents in the complex field of adult reconstruction/total joint arthroplasty.
Dr. Sayeed is married and has 2 children. While he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, watching movies, and playing golf and tennis. He is an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and an active member of the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Orthopedic Association. Dr. Sayeed was also appointed to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon Performance Measures Workgroup in 2015.