Dr. Zaidi is the Director of Esophageal and Thoracic Research Laboratories at the Allegheny – Singer Research Institute, Allegheny Health Network (AHN). His research is focused on biomarkers for early detection, risk stratification and targeted therapy.  A major part of his current work has been to successfully develop heterotransplant and surgical models of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Dr. Zaidi is also involved with various biomarker outcome studies. Prior to his work at West Penn, Dr. Zaidi held research and faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh.