Shaheen named February Fellow of Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named Zainab Shaheen, M.D., its Fellow of the Month for February, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

 “Fellowships presents a host of new and even greater medical challenges as fellows are acclimated into a new role,” Wehner said. “Fellowship is a time to cultivate new skills and abilities as physicians become proficient in their chosen specialty, as well as provide patient care guidance for other residents and medical students. It is extremely rare to have a fellow to be nominated by their entire faculty for Fellow of the Month!”

Shaheen is completing her final year of a two-year endocrinology fellowship at Marshall. Endocrinology is the study of pituitary diseases, metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, nutrition and lipid metabolism, thyroid diseases and diabetes. This two-year fellowship is completed after three years of internal medicine residency training and four-years of medical school. 

“Dr. Shaheen is always ready to go the extra mile for her patients and very willing to assist her fellow colleagues, when needed, without complaint,” said Omolola Olajide, M.D., endocrinology fellowship program director. “She is very pleasant to work with, and you can always rely on her to take great care of patients.”  

Shaheen, a Pakistan native, graduated from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan and completed an internal medicine residency at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After completion of her fellowship in June, Shaheen plans return to New York to practice.

As part of her recognition as the February Fellow of the Month, Shaheen received a plaque and designated parking spot.   


Photo caption:  Associate Professor Omolola Olajide, M.D., presents Zainab Shaheen, M.D., with her Fellow of the Month plaque.

Date Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020