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Student & Alumni Achievements

BU: Alum Receives Educator Award from Pulmonary Organization

Dr. Shaheen Islam, a Boston University School of Public Health alum, has received the 2018 Educator Award from the American Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors (AIPPD). The award, which the organization presented to Dr. Islam on December 28, 2018, recognizes contributions to education in interventional pulmonary.

[Photo: Dr. Shaheen Islam]

Dr. Islam, the chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the department of medicine at Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, has served as a research, academic, and clinical mentor to numerous medical students, residents, and fellows.

He says that interventional pulmonology is a newer discipline, and teaching it has proven a rewarding experience.

“When I explain a complex theory or concept to the students or residents using simple analogies and they understand it, that is a treasured moment for me,” Dr. Islam says.

Dr. Islam is co-chair of AIPPD’s education committee and also leads the bronchoscopy procedure accreditation committee of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. He received his medical degree from Sir Salimullah Medical College at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, then completed his residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University’s McLaren Regional Medical Center. He also completed fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.

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