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Firas Sakaan, MD

Firas Sakaan, MD

  • Clinical Research Associate I, Clinical Research Operations


Firas Sakaan, MD, is a Clinical Research Associate I, Clinical Research Operations for the department of Global Pediatric Medicine.

Firas grew up in Syria and migrated to the states in 2012. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kalamoon, Syria. Firas started working with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a contractor in late 2019. He initially started as a reviewer for the Arabic content of the Together website and later joined the Interpreter Services team as an English-Arabic Onsite Interpreter.

In February 2021, Firas began supporting GPM as a contractor, coordinating and supporting projects with local and international partners in the Global Critical Care Transversal Program and Euro Regional Program. Firas also spent a period of time in Turkey working with local and international NGOs to support Early Childhood Development projects in the region of Northwest Syria.

As a parent, Firas feels very strongly about the mission of St. Jude Global Pediatric Medicine in sharing St. Jude's knowledge and expertise with the world so no child can die at the dawn of life. 

Outside of work, Firas enjoys soccer, tennis, and spending time with his family.