Dr. Tabassum Shamim is a Board certified pediatrician practicing over 18 years. She takes care of patients from newborn to age 21. Her passion for making a difference in children’s life has brought her closer to both parents and children alike. As a fellowship trained Adolescent Medicine physician, she helps patient’s transition from pediatric to adolescent stages, understanding their physical, behavioral and emotional needs. Her special interest to curb obesity and anorexia nervosa made her research and author a well-received article in Journal of Adolescent Health in 2003. Dr. Shamim has worked with private as well as underserved population in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. She speaks, English, Hindi and conversational Spanish to connect with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds.
As an assistant clinical professor at University of Connecticut, Dr. Shamim has precepted pediatric residents. She has also trained physician assistant students and supervised Pediatric nurse practitioners. She has been a member of American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Adolescent Health as well as Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Shamim has worked as a solo practitioner in Florida before joining the team of exceptional providers at Neighborhood Health in Virginia.
In her spare time, she has been volunteering at various health clinics giving back to the neighboring communities. She enjoys travelling, healthy cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
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Post Graduate Training Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Northshore Long Island Jewish Health System, Albert Einstien College of Medicine, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics, Nassau University Medical Center, 1996
Graduate Education MD, Universidad Technologica de Santiago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1988