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Mohammad Abu Salmiya

Dedicated Pediatrician, Resilient Healthcare Leader

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Date of Birth:



Al-Shati Refugee Camp, West Gaza

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Unwavering commitment to pediatric healthcare under challenging circumstances.

Brief bio

Dr. Mohammad Abu Salmiya is a distinguished Palestinian pediatrician acclaimed for his dedication to pediatric medicine and healthcare management, particularly in the challenging environment of the Gaza Strip.

Major Milestones


  • 1998 - Return to Gaza after completing medical studies in Kyiv, Ukraine​​.

  • 2007 - Appointed as Medical Director of Al-Nasser Pediatric Hospital​​.

  • 2013 - Achieved Palestinian board certification in pediatrics​​.

  • 2015 - Took over management of the Al Rantisi Children's Hospital​​.

  • 2019 - Became the Director of Shifa Medical Complex​​...See More

  • Expansion of Shifa Hospital's Emergency Department (2023) - Enhanced capacity and facilities, doubling the number of beds and intensive care units​​.

  • Renovation of Maternity Building at Shifa Hospital - Initiated crucial renovation projects, improving maternal and child health services​​.

  • Development of Interventional Radiology Department - Spearheaded efforts for a state-of-the-art radiology department with international support​​.

  • Pediatric Conference Leadership - Organized and participated in significant pediatric conferences locally and internationally​​.

  • Refusal to Abandon Patients (2023) - Demonstrated exceptional dedication and bravery by refusing to leave his patients during his arrest by Israeli forces​ after they have terrorally invaded the hospital...See More

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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