She met Dan Rossignol, MD, president of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. After shadowing him, she started the fellowship program through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, of which she recently completed. She is excited about expanding her own private practice, The Center for Autism and Pediatric Special Needs, in order to help meet the needs of individuals with Autism and other complex medical issues.
Dr. Ahsan is board certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. She is also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).
Dr. Salma Ahsan received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She moved to Georgia after her training to be closer to family and practiced as a hospitalist physician at the Medical College of Central Georgia in Macon, and then as a hospitalist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia. Her husband is a physician as well specializing in Nephrology and currently practices in Athens. After her youngest son was diagnosed with Autism and her oldest son with Dyslexia and ADHD, she took time off from work to care for them and participate in her son’s ABA therapy program. She also spent time advocating for the medical needs of patients with Autism in school systems. During this time, she started attending conferences and researching the medical literature to find ways to help her children.