Sohera N. Syeda, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sohera Syeda
1400 VFW Parkway


Patient Care:
Dr. Syeda is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care physician across various telehealth, tele-ICU, ambulatory and ICU settings at the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, MA, Bedford VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA, Steward Norwood Hospital in Norwood, MA and Steward Healthcare System in Massachusetts.

Dr. Syeda serves as the site PI at VA Boston for the DECAMP 1 PLUS study which aims to improve the efficiency of the diagnostic evaluation of patients with indeterminate pulmonary nodules (8-25 mm). Molecular biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis measured in minimally invasive and non-invasive biospecimens may be able to distinguish between malignant or benign indeterminate pulmonary nodules in high-risk smokers. Ultimately, this study aims to validate molecular as well as clinical and imaging biomarkers of lung cancer in individuals with indeterminate lung nodules.

The Detection of Early lung Cancer Among Military Personnel (DECAMP) consortium is a multidisciplinary and translational research program that includes Veterans Administration hospitals, military treatment facilities, and academic hospitals as clinical study sites.

Clinical Leadership:
Dr. Syeda is the Medical Director for the Bedford Enclave Pulmonary clinic and a multidisciplinary Palliative-Pulmonary clinic at VA Boston serving veterans with advanced lung disease and intractable breathlessness. She designed and directed The Coordinated Care and Case Management Program, a longitudinal case management program focusing on improving transitional care and healthcare utilization for high-risk veterans with heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Educational Activities:
Dr. Syeda is engaged in graduate medical education activities as Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship and site director at VA Boston. She is also engaged in medical student education during the pre-clerkship years as Assistant Module Director for the Pulmonary module in the PISCEs (Principles Integrating Science, Clinical Medicine and Equity) course. Dr. Syeda serves as a consultant to the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education and COPD Quality Improvement Consortium. She serves on the speakers bureau for NPACE, Nurse Practitioners Associates Continuing Education and has presented nationally on several topics including COPD, asthma, smoking cessation, vaping and COVID19.

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, COPD healthcare utilization and palliative care outcomes, care coordination, chronic critical illness and medical education.

Rush Medical College, Class of 2005.
Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine, BUSM, 2005-2009
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, BUSM 2009-2012

Other Positions

  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Boston Medical Center
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Rush University, MD
  • Wesleyan University, BA


  • Published on 5/13/2019

    Reese RL, Clement SA, Syeda S, Hawley CE, Gosian JS, Cai S, Jensen LL, Kind AJH, Driver JA. Coordinated-Transitional Care for Veterans with Heart Failure and Chronic Lung Disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 07; 67(7):1502-1507. PMID: 31081946.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/15/2016

    Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Tracheostomy in Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 07 15; 194(2):P3-4. PMID: 27420366.

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  • Published on 8/15/2015

    Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Bajpayee L, Cooke CR, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS. Trends in Tracheostomy for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the United States, 1993-2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 15; 192(4):446-54. PMID: 25955332.

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  • Published on 7/16/2015

    Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Epidemiological trends in invasive mechanical ventilation in the United States: A population-based study. J Crit Care. 2015 Dec; 30(6):1217-21. PMID: 26271686.

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  • Published on 7/15/2011

    Mendonça NT, Kenyon J, LaPrad AS, Syeda SN, O'Connor GT, Lutchen KR. Airway resistance at maximum inhalation as a marker of asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness. Respir Res. 2011; 12:96. PMID: 21762517.

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