Prof. Dr. Samyah Shadid attended Medical School at Leiden University, The Netherlands (1988-1994) and specialized in internal medicine, angiology and endocrinology. In between, she completed several research fellowships, among others at Oxford University (1992) and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (2000-2002), defending her PhD in adipose tissue/FFA Metabolism and insulin resistance at Maastricht University in 2007.
She practiced medicine in The Netherlands (Free University of Amsterdam (2002-2004), VieCuri Medical Center, Venlo (2005-2015)), where she specialized in Angiology and Obesity Treatment: her non-surgical treatment has received several awards, among which the national Univé-Paludanus Prize (2011), and was awarded "Best Practice" Status in the Netherlands in 2011. In Belgium (University of Ghent (2015-2020)), where she earned her Professor title, she worked as a Head of Clinic, focusing on endocrinology and diabetes in particular. Here she was able to combine medical practice with her passion, teaching, and research. Prof. Shadid then moved to Switzerland where she currenty works as the leading endocrinologist (Spital Region Oberaargau, Langenthal (2021-present date). She has multiple publications in high-impact peer-reviewed Journals in the above-mentioned fields and is committed to advocating work-life balance for doctors.