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UAB’s Sheikh is one of the first female transplant surgeons from Pakistan

19 May 2021

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Transplantation Assistant Professor Saulat Sajjad Sheikh, MBBS, is one of the first female transplant surgeons from her originating country, Pakistan. Sheikh attended medical school at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, where she was conferred the "Best Graduate" award. She subsequently completed her general surgery residency at York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania. Sheikh graduated from UAB’s Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship in 2020. "It was such a privilege and honour to attend one of the finest medical schools in Pakistan and then complete the rest of my training in the United States," Sheikh said.