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Saleem Islam, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, UF Department of Surgery

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

Published: Jun 5th, 2019

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, […]

ECMO

Pediatric and adult ECMO program earns international award

Published: Aug 7th, 2018

UF Health teams who operate unique machines that help keep patients alive at their most vulnerable moments have been honored with an international award for excellence.

UF’s chief of pediatric surgery recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee

UF’s chief of pediatric surgery recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee

Published: Jun 1st, 2018

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH, chief of pediatric surgery at the UF College of Medicine, was recently elected as the newest member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on […]

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

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

Published: Mar 17th, 2017

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 […]

Conjoined twins connected at the heart and liver successfully separated at UF Health

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

UF surgeons elected to national medical honor society

Published: Mar 17th, 2014

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 […]

UF Surgeons in the News – The Wall Street Journal: Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

UF Surgeons in the News – The Wall Street Journal: Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

Published: Jan 22nd, 2014

This article by reporter Arian Campo-Flores explores the results of Florida’s decision to discontinue Medicaid coverage for routine circumcisions in newborns, as well as similar trends in other states. It […]

Department News & Events

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2013

Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows. […]

Olivia Salinas, 3, has Pompe disease. She recently received a diaphragm pacemaker to help her breathe on her own.

Another chance for Olivia

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

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 […]

Breathing Free Again

Breathing Free Again

Published: Jan 13th, 2012

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 […]