Drs. Rabbani and SheikhMore than 1,200 interns, residents and fellows train in every medical specialty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Selma.

In an ongoing series, the UAB Department of Surgery will feature incoming and outgoing trainees for all UAB Surgery programs. This time, learn about the Division of Transplantation’s Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, as well as its newest trainee, Muhammad Umaid Rabbani, M.D., and its most recent graduate, Saulat Sajjad Sheikh, M.D.


The Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program gains a new fellow this year in Muhammad Umaid Rabbani, M.D. After obtaining his medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, Rabbani matched into the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas where he completed his residency.

Upon graduating from the UT General Surgery Residency Program this year, Rabbani matched at UAB in the Department of Surgery’s two-year Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program in the Division of Transplantation.

  • Rabbani, Muhammad M.D.
    Rabbani, Muhammad M.D.
    Muhammad Rabbani, MD

    Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
    Medical School: Aga Khan University, Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan


Meanwhile, Saulat Sajjad Sheikh, M.D., graduates on June 30 from the UAB Abdominal Transplant Fellowship this year. Thankfully, she is not going far and will join UAB as a faculty member in the Division of Transplantation.

After finishing medical school at the Aga Khan University, Sheikh completed her residency training in general surgery at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and York Hospital before beginning her fellowship at UAB.

  • Sheikh, Saulat Sajjad, M.B.B.S.
    Sheikh, Saulat Sajjad, M.B.B.S.
    Saulat Sajjad Sheikh, M.B.B.S.

    Residency: Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, Michigan (PGY 1); Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso (PGY 1-2); York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania (PGY 3-5)
    Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan