Mr. Kayd is the Chief Neurodiagnostic Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the founder of the Hargeisa Neurology Hospital in Somaliland.
His previous research has pertained to neuropathy/neuro-oncology, and polyneuropathy pharmaceutical trials. In addition to his research responsibilities, Mr. Kayd supervises and conducts neurodiagnostic procedures including Advanced Normalization Tools, Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies, Evoked Potentials, and Quantitative Sensory Testing/Quantitative Magnetization Transfer. He trains Resident and Fellow physicians of Partners Healthcare in Nerve Conduction Studies. At the Institute of Neuroscience of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, he also assisted the movement disorder clinic in the implementation of Botox/EMG treatments.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mr. Kayd founded the Hargeisa Neurology Hospital in 2010 in order to address the burden of neurological conditions in Somaliland. He now manages the operations and staff at the hospital. He received a baccalaureate of science in psychiatric nursing at the Center of Professional Health Training in Djibouti and he then completed an additional three years of training at the Institute of Neurosciences on La Timone in Marseille, France. In Djibouti, Mr. Kayd worked as Physician Assistant in neuropsychiatry and as the director of the Neurophysiology laboratory at Hopital Peltier and taught basic neurology at the local nursing school. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electro-Diagnostic Medicine. Mr. Kayd speaks fluent Somali, French, English and Arabic and is a certified medical cultural interpreter.
Mr. Kayd leads the Division of Global Psychiatry’s efforts to build clinical capacity in neurology and psychiatry in Hargeisa, Somaliland.