The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) has named Saleem Ahmed as an assistant professor who will manage and deliver the anatomy curriculum at the new medical school.

Ahmed received a Higher Secondary Certificate from St. Patrick’s College in Pakistan, followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree (equivalent to an M.D.) from Assiut University in Egypt. He became a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan and practiced as a general surgeon at the Aga Khan University Hospital and Medical College.

He went on to join the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, as a member of the general surgery faculty and as an advanced trauma life support instructor. After this, Ahmed went on to teach at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Among his numerous accomplishments, Ahmed developed an innovative clinical skills workshop for surgery students and a ground-breaking surgery video collection for use in the simulation center. He was also instrumental in developing the curriculum for a post-baccalaureate program and a summer enrichment experience for high school students

“Dr. Ahmed is an outstanding teacher. His enthusiasm and penchant for interactive teaching methods, combined with his compassionate and caring style, make him a real asset to our team. VTC students will surely benefit from his distinct ability to clearly impart complex information,” said Richard Vari, associate dean of medical education at the Virginia Tech School of Medicine.

The Virginia Tech School of Medicine will welcome its charter class in August. Anatomy will be taught beginning in the first year and will utilize a variety of approaches including gross dissection, pro-section, video programs, and surgical elective experiences.

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