Sayan Kaishibayev, MD

Sayan Kaishibayev, MD

Program Evaluator
The Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education

Sayan Kaishibayev, MD is a graduate Medical School in Kazakhstan and completed his clinical residency in neurosurgery at the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Moscow. He has authored articles and co-authored educational programs designed to train physicians in diagnosing neurological disorders utilizing the latest available technology, treatment algorithms, prophylactic measures, and rehabilitation. He has been a recipient of a research grant from Takeda Pharmaceutical to found a cross-platform mobile application designed as a tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, general physicians, radiologists, and all other specialists who deal with post-stroke patients.

A medical professional with 5 years of experience in neurosurgery performing emergency and non-emergency operations (neurotrauma and critical care patients), who maintains composure and focus even in the most difficult and stressful circumstances. Experienced in program evaluation and quality improvement programming throughout my career as a physician and in my current position at SUNY Downstate. I am engaged in ongoing coursework on program evaluation to advance my acumen as a data scientist

Education and Training
  • Clinical Residency, Neurosurgery Department, Russian Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia
  • Pediatric Surgery Internship, Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • MD, Pediatric Faculty,  Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Program Evaluator, Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatric Education, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, 10/2019
  • Clinical Instructor, Research Support, PCA, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, 07/2018 - 10/2019
  • Research Associate, Scientific-Practical Center “Institute of Neurology”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 01/2009 - 04/2015
  • Neurosurgeon, Emergency Department, Almaty City Hospital no.7, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 11/2009 - 06/2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 11/2009 - 06/2012   
  • Nurse, Department of Neurosurgery, City Children’s Hospital No.1, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 08/2005 - 03/2006
  • Aninditha Vengassery, Sarah Sheikh, Syed Maududi, Viktoriya Donovan, Sayan Kaishibayev, Joseph Voigt, Carl Cohen, Michael Reinhardt.                

    "Transitioning Patients with Major Neurocognitive Disorders from Antipsychotic Medications to Citalopram-A Pharmacogenetically-informed Case Series". SUNY Downstate Medical Center 

  • Aninditha Vengassery, Carl Cohen, Sarah Sheikh, Syed Maududi, Viktoriya Donovan, Sayan Kaishibayev, MD, Michael Reinhardt, MD.
    "Self-health: Its Validity and Utility in Older Adults with Schizophrenia". SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
  • Ryan Norris, BA; Damilola Adesanya, BS; Viktoriya Donovan, MD; Sayan Kaishibayev, MD; Michael Reinhardt, MD                             
    "An Urban Instance of Project ECHO for Dementia Education – Improving Provider Knowledge in Face of the Silver Tsunami". SUNY Downstate Medical Center  
Grants, Research, and Contract Awards 



  • HRSA 1 U1QHP33077­01­00   Cohen (PD) 

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program 

$750,000/year x 5 years 

A five-year award to enhance interprofessional geriatrics education and healthcare in the Brooklyn, NY. This program targets healthcare trainees across the professions and Brooklyn’s primary care providers.  

Role: Program Evaluator


  • NYS DOH01-COEAD-2015       Cohen (PD);  

Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  

A five-year effort to expand and improve the clinical services, care quality, and care outcomes for patients / caregivers with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias across the New York City region.  

Role: Clinical Instructor, Research Support, PCA

















 1/2016 – 12/2020