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Dr Shaista Safder


Dr. Shaista Safder is an alumnus of the 1995 batch of DCMS. She has lived in the United states since 2001.
Dr Safder MD FAAP, serves as Director of the Pediatric GI Motility Laboratory and Director of the Healthy Lifestyle Program at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition at the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, as well as Pediatric Gastroenterology Attending at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition. She currently serves as the chair of the pediatric obesity committee with the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Her research interests include motility disorders, allergic gastro enteropathies, defecation disorders, obesity medicine, and medical education.
She and her husband call Florida home and are enjoying raising their two kids in the Sunny state. She loves travel, good food and time spent with loved ones. Her faith and her family ground her and impact every decision she makes.
She hopes to serve in her role on the Board of Directors with humility, honesty and humanity.

Location :

Florida, USA

Medical Education :

Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India

Residency :

Pediatrics – Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia -Chief Resident

Fellowship :

Pediatric Gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Board Certifications :

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric gastroenterology, and Diplomate of the American board of obesity medicine.