Sanwar Siraj

Sanwar Siraj, Dr. Md.

visiting Scholar

Phone: +41767974788

Short Bio

Md. Sanwar Siraj received a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Government and Politics from Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh, and a Ph.D. in public health policy and biomedical ethics with a focus on Bangladesh's living donor organ transplantation issues from the City University of Hong Kong. For academic excellency, Dr. SIRAJ received Outstanding Academic Performance awards for the three consecutive years of his Ph.D. study. He taught ethics, public policy, and research method courses to students in different universities in Bangladesh. His research primarily focuses on the intersection of biomedical ethics, socio-cultural perspective, and healthcare policy issues. His current works concentrate on organ donation, organ selling, truth telling, informed consent, and medical decision-making issues from the perspective of the Bangladeshi Muslim collective and Western secular culture. 

Research Interest

  • Organ Donation
  • Organ Selling
  • Informed Consent
  • Medical Decision Making 
  • Truth Telling
  • Islamic Law and Healthcare

Ongoing Projects

At the University of Zurich's IBME, I mainly work on two biomedical and healthcare policy research projects, including who should be the legitimate living donors for organ transplantation and how vulnerable people can be protected from being coerced into selling their organs in Bangladesh's black organ markets.