From telemedicine to digestible sensors, technology is one of the big stories in medicine today. It’s also the story of Mohammed Kaleel, a 2011 Saba University School of Medicine grad who is currently on his way to Stanford University for a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology.
In college, Mohammed’s interest was computer science and math, not medical school. It was an ambitious computer programming job after college—building an Electronic Medical Record at the Duke University Hospital Center—that stirred his interest in medicine: specifically the intersection of computer engineering and healthcare. Soon he was off to Saba to pursue this dream.
For Mohammed, life on Saba had a familiar feel. His older brother is also a Saba alum. And the two brothers, part of a family of eight, were raised on the neighboring island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
While a fourth year Saba student, Mohammed took the initiative to pave his own way to merging his two interests. He created an iPhone and iPad app–Radiology 2.0.—which uses thousands of images to enable the user to simulate reading and interpreting CT scans the way a radiologist would in a clinical setting. Radiology 2.0 became the number 1 app in the entire medicine category for the iOS by its second day of release. It has been downloaded by nearly 1 million users and remains the top Radiology app. iMedicalApps ranks it as one of the top 10 all-time medical apps for the iPad.
Currently a 5th year Radiology resident at Hartford Hospital, Mohammed has published several papers and presented at conferences around the world—in Vienna, Montreal, San Diego, Atlanta, and Chicago—on various topics in Radiology and Medical Informatics.
All of that has been great preparation for his next step: the Stanford fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology. He credits Saba—the help he received in obtaining his residency as well as the school’s rock solid reputation—for getting him to where he is today…a very impressive and accomplished grad, living his dream.
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