Traub (M.D.), S.J., S. Saghafian, M.R. Buras, and M.H. Temkit. 2017. “Resource Utilization in Emergency Department Patients with Known or Suspected Poisoning.” Journal of Medical Toxicology 13 (3): 238-244.
Traub (M.D.), S.J., M.H. Temkit, and S. Saghafian. 2017. “Emergency Department Holding Orders.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 52 (6): 885-893.
Traub (M.D.), S.J, A. Bartley, R. Didehban, V. Smith (M.D.), C.A. Lipinski (M.D.), and S Saghafian. 2016. “Physician in Triage versus Rotational Patient Assignment.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 50 (5): 784-790.
Saghafian, S, and B.T. Tomlin. 2016. “The Newsvendor under Demand Ambiguity: Combining Data with Moment and Tail Information.” Operations Research 64 (1): 167-185.
Saghafian, S, and M.P. Van Oyen. 2016. “Compensating for Dynamic Supply Disruptions: Backup Flexibility Design.” Operations Research 64 (2): 390-405. Abstract
  • POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) 2013 College of Supply Chain Best Student Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
  • 2012 Richard Wilson Prize
Saghafian, S., and M.H. Veatch. 2016. “A cμ Rule for Two-Tiered Parallel Servers.” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 61 (4): 1046-1050.
Traub (M.D.), S.J, C. Stewart (M.D.), R. Didehban, A. Bartley, S Saghafian, V. Smith (M.D.), S. Silvers (M.D.), R. LeCheminant, and C.A. Lipinski (M.D.). 2016. “Emergency Department Rotational Patient Assignment.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 67 (2): 206-215.
Boloori, A, S Saghafian, H.A Chakkera (M.D.), and C.B Cook (M.D.). 2015. “Characterization of Remitting and Relapsing Hyperglycemia in Post-Renal Transplant Recipients.” PLoS ONE 10 (11): 1-16 (e0142363).
Traub (M.D.), S.J, C. Stewart (M.D.), R. Didehban, D Nestler (M.D.), Y.H. Chang, S Saghafian, and C.A. Lipinski (M.D.). 2015. “Emergency Department Rapid Medical Assessment: Overall Effect and Mechanistic Consideration.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 48 (5): 620-627.
Saghafian, S, G Austin, and SJ Traub (M.D.). 2015. “Operations Research/Management Contributions to Emergency Department Patient Flow Optimization: Review and Research Prospects.” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering 5 (2): 101-123. Abstract

Featured Article in IIE Magazine

Saghafian, S, W.J Hopp, M.P. Van Oyen, J.S. Desmond (M.D.), and S.L Kronick (M.D.). 2014. “Complexity-Augmented Triage: A Tool for Improving Patient Safety and Operational Efficiency.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) 16 (3): 329-345. Abstract


  • MSOM (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) Journal 2016 Best Paper Award ($2,000 awarded to one paper among all published in the prior three years)
  • INFORMS MSOM Society 2016 Best Paper Award of Service Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Selected as one of five papers representing the best work published in MSOM 2011-2015 for distribution to Deans and Department Heads
  • First Place, MSOM 2012 Best Student Paper Award
  • INFORMS 2011 Doing Good with Good OR  Award (finalist)
  • Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering 2011 Outstanding Ph. D. Research Award
  • SSRN's Top Ten download list (Health Economics)







Saghafian, S, and X Chao. 2014. “The Impact of Operational Decisions on the Optimal Design of Salesforce Incentives.” Naval Research Logistics 61 (4): 320-340.
Li, X, Y Li, and S Saghafian. 2013. “A Hybrid Manufacturing-Remanufacturing System with random Remanufacturing Yield and Market Driven Product Acquisition.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 60 (2): 424-437 (special issue on sustainability) .
Kim, E, S Saghafian, and MP Van Oyen. 2013. “Joint Control of Production, Remanufacturing, and Disposal Activities in a Hybrid Manufacturing-Remanufacturing System.” European Journal of Operational Research 231 (2): 337-348 .
Saghafian, S, WJ Hopp, MP Van Oyen, Desmond (MD ) J.S, and SL Kronick. 2012. “Patient Streaming as a Mechanism for Improving Responsiveness in Emergency Departments.” Operations Research 60 (5): 1080-1097. Abstract
  • INFORMS 2010 Pierskalla Award for the best paper in Healthcare
  • POMS 2011 College of Healthcare Best Paper Award (second place) 


  •  MSOM 2011 Healthcare Operations Management SIG Workshop (among 6 papers accepted)  
Saghafian, S, and M.P. Van Oyen. 2012. “The Value of Flexible Suppliers and Disruption Risk Information: Newsvendor Analysis with Recourse.” IIE Transactions 44 (10): 834-867. Abstract
  • Featured Article in IIE Magazine
  • POMS 2009 College of Supply Chain Best Student Paper Award (among 4 finalists)
  • An earlier version was listed on the SSRN's Top Ten download list " SCM: Analytical" and "MRN Production & Operations Management."  
Saghafian, S, MP Van Oyen, and B Kolfal. 2011. “The "W" Network and the Dynamic Control of Unreliable Flexible Servers.” IIE Transactions 43 (12): 893-907. Abstract

2010 Murty Prize for the Best Paper on Optimization

Saghafian, S, and MR Akbari. 2009. “Integrative Cell Formation and Layout Design In Cellular Manufacturing Systems.” Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 (2): 97-115.
Hejazi, SR, and S Saghafian. 2005. “Flowshop Scheduling Problems with Makespan Criterion: A Review.” International Journal of Production Research 43 (14): 2895-2929. Abstract

Cited over 190 times (Google Scholar)

Saghafian, S, and SR Hejazi. 2005. “Multi-criteria Group Decision Making Using A Modified Fuzzy TOPSIS Procedure.” IEEE Proc. , 215-221. Abstract

Cited over 80 times (Google Scholar)