April 13, 2020

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Palliative care fellow joins UMMC faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Rola Abi Saleh, M.D.

Portrait of Dr. Rola Abi Saleh

Dr. Rola Abi Saleh, recently a palliative care fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine (geriatrics).

After receiving her Master in Biology with Distinction from the Lebanese University Faculty of Sciences, Fanar, Lebanon, in 2001, Abi Saleh earned her M.D. at the Saint Joseph University Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, in 2008. She then had internal medicine residency training at Hotel Dieu De France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, from 2008-12. In 2014, Abi Saleh came to UMMC for a geriatrics fellowship and had an internal medicine residency here from 2015-18 and a palliative care fellowship here in 2019.

An active member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Abi Saleh is the author or coauthor of two peer-reviewed journal articles, three oral presentations, three presidential poster sessions and 19 poster presentations.