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1. Ben F. Jones Law Chapter Chooses Officers
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has tapped new officers and board members for 2013. And the group’s president-elect talks about the group’s work in a way that heralds a continuing service to the Memphis community.
2. Abdus-Salaam Joins Methodist South’s Orthopedic Group
- Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dr. Sharif A. Abdus-Salaam has joined Methodist South Hospital’s orthopedic group located in the Memphis Shoulder and Orthopedic Surgery practice.
Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
Education/Work experience: Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and doctorate of medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Completed orthopedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship of shoulder and upper extremity surgery from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Family: Wife, Sayyida, a family medicine resident at (the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Saint Francis Family Medicine); daughters: Amirah, 2, and Sidraah, 10 months.
Last book: “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”
Music: Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Delta Blues.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work? Bass fishing, family time, watching college football, bike riding, mentoring.
What talent do you wish you had? Tap dancing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents and my high school JROTC instructor.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? My love for math and science growing up led me to study mechanical engineering in college. After college I developed an interest in orthopedics from talking with friends and having multiple orthopedic procedures. I love helping people get their lives back from injury and/or disease. Orthopedic surgery is a great blend of engineering, medicine and art.
What drew you to Methodist Hospital? Warm and inviting people. Great practice opportunity. Organization seemed to be committed to health of everyone in the community.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy seeing a solution to a patient’s problem in my mind’s eye and then using principles of medicine, surgery, engineering and orthopedics to give them their life back. Being able to do a job you enjoy and help others is truly a blessing.