Linbee Sayat, MD, is a general obstetrician and gynecology and assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Raised in Strongsville, Ohio, Dr. Sayat earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. During medical school, she was inspired to pursue obstetrics and gynecology while working with Dr. Nila Sayat, her future mother-in-law and an Ob/Gyn, in a rural Ohio hospital and while participating on a medical mission trip to the South Philippine Islands.
Dr. Sayat completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State, then worked at the Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers where she continued to learn about the challenges related to healthcare and access for the underserved. Since joining the General Obstetrics and Gynecology Division faculty at Ohio State in 2004, she has served on hospital committees such as the Patient Safety Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Dr. Sayat remains dedicated to medical student and resident education through many different venues. She helped develop and continues to staff and organize the Ob/Gyn Intern Skills Lab, an intensive one day introduction for the incoming first year residents clinical skills such as episiotomy repair, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, cesarean section and basic ultrasound. She has been an instructor for the CAPS course, which is an introduction to physical examination and patient interviewing skills for first and second year medical students.
Dr. Sayat provides medical school lectures, resident didactics, and small group teaching sessions, and has taught numerous clinical skills labs for the medical students, including basic suturing, pelvic exams and breast exams. With an interest in robotic surgery, she facilitates and encourages minimally invasive skills training – both laparoscopic and robotic – for the residents when they are on the gynecology service with her. She acts as a mentor for medical students and residents, meeting with them regularly to help them on their journey to becoming independent clinicians.
Along with maintaining a busy clinical practice, Dr. Sayat commits a half day weekly to the resident continuity clinic, where she supervises two upper level and two lower level residents, teaching them to be sound, efficient and thorough physicians in the outpatient setting.