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Dr. Sarah Marie Selem was born and raised in Miami, FL.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2011. She went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2015. Thereafter, she completed her pediatric training at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital) in 2018. She is board certified in pediatrics.


She joined Physicians to Children after completing residency.  She is a member of multiple organizations, including the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She was the recipient of the Thomas Brown McClelland Trust Medical Scholarship during her medical training. She received the Pediatric Primary Care Award in 2018 for her excellence in primary care pediatrics, leadership, and professionalism in the care of children and families.


During her medical career, she has also been involved in multiple research studies and has published multiple manuscripts.  Among these is a peer reviewed book chapter on Cardiac Stem Cells: Biology and Therapeutic Applications, an article on Stem Cell Therapy for Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy, and an article on the Relationships between ethnicity, perinatal and early childhood feeding factors and body mass index among preschool-age children in the Journal of Immigrants and Minority Health.

Dr. Selem has a passion for public health and volunteering.  She enjoys serving the homeless at the Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen, caring for the children at Open Door Health Clinic, and has attended yearly medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic since 2008.  Her clinical interests include adolescent health, PCOS, ADHD, and nutrition.

"I know that everyday I will go to work and smile...working with children is a true privilege and joy."

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