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Saleem Islam, M.D., to serve on the UF College of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee

Congratulations to Saleem Islam, M.D., for his appointment on the UF College of Medicine’s Medical Student Curriculum Committee. The committee serves as the faculty decision-making body regarding content, methods, timing, and structure of the medical education program. The Curriculum Committee works with the Associate Deans for Medical Education,…

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., appointed to UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., a professor and chief of pediatric surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine, was recently appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Current members of the society select new members based on nominations and educational contributions. The society’s members are recognized experts…

UF surgeons elected to national medical honor society

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery in the department’s division of pediatric surgery, and Gabriela Velasquez, M.D., a fellow in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, both have been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Membership in the organization is lifelong and…

Another chance for Olivia

Watching a Barney DVD in her bed, Olivia Salinas looks like a typical preschooler, except for the tracheostomy tube in her neck. But the 3-year-old girl from Tampa made history May 2, becoming the first child with Pompe disease in the world to have surgery to implant a diaphragm pacing…

Breathing Free Again

It was a week of firsts for 8-year-old Brian Stanzione — first plane ride, first stay in a hotel and first visit to Florida. But Brian was not flying from New Jersey to visit Disney World; he came to visit his dad, Michael Stanzione, 53, who became the first…