Umara Saleem, MD
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Dr. Umara Saleem was born in the Punjab province of Pakistan and raised in her beloved city of New York. She attended Barnard College, affiliate of Columbia University for undergrad where she graduated with distinction in her degree of Psychology and minor of Biology. She also conducted a 1 year research project on the role of stem cell transplants in Insulin-Dependent Diabetes at Columbia’s Medical Campus in the Dept of Genetics & Development. After completing pre-med, she taught Science and English at a grassroots school in Queens, NY and volunteered at a few non-profit organizations dedicated to social services, Women’s services, and Education. She was fortunate to partake in International medicine opportunities as a medical student traveling abroad to help indigenous people that had never seen a doctor in their life. After completing her M.D. degree, she taught medical students for a year at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY as a Clinical Instructor and Faculty in their Undergraduate Medical Education Department. Her professional interests include Medical Education, Women’s health, Community and International Medicine. She absolutely loves Family Medicine and hopes to practice as a full-scope Family Practitioner skilled in Women’s health and Community medicine, and teach as Medical Faculty in the near future. She would also love to volunteer internationally and gain more experience with underserved populations in the US. At the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program, she’s passionate about providing the best healthcare for her patients, incorporating their lifestyles and interests, finding them the support they need and encouraging and motivating them to be more active in regards to optimal health care delivery. Her personal interests include spending time with her husband and family, dining at new restaurants, watching Box-office movies, seeking adventure in the outdoors of Upstate NY, traveling to major US cities and abroad and anything related to NYC!