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Abdul El-Sayed      

Executive Director, Detroit Health Department

Abdul El-Sayed is a candidate for governor of Michigan and is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as both the Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Office for Detroit. El-Sayed was the youngest health commissioner in any major U.S. city as he was appointed at the age of 30 years old.

He is regarded as a public health expert and is internationally known with over 100 scholarly articles and other materials published about the topic. His essays on public health policy have been published in The New York Times, CNN, and The Huffington Post.

El-Sayed was born in Detroit to parents who emigrated from Egypt. He attended the University of Michigan and was later awarded a full-tuition Dean's scholarship to attend the University of Michigan's Medical School. He completed his first two years of medical school there before earning the Rhodes Scholarship. El-Sayed then went on to complete his Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar from Oriel College, Oxford. He completed his M.D. at Columbia University.

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Abdul El-Sayed gets OK from Michigan to run for governor

The state Bureau of Elections has rejected challenges to the eligibility of Abdul El -Sayed, a Shelby Township Democrat, to run for governor.

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