President's Corner

Sonbol Shahid-Sales, DO, MPH, GOMA 2023-2024 President

Sonbol Shahid-Salles, DO, MPH is an Emergency Medicine Physician at AdventHealth Redmond in Rome, GA. She previously worked at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola as the Assistant Medical Director and at St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center. She trained in Emergency Medicine residency at the Michigan State University Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shahid-Salles attended the University of Georgia where she studied biology and Spanish before receiving her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University. 

Following graduate school, Shahid-Salles worked with program managers, medical officers, researchers, and Ministers of Health around the world while collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health under the stewardship of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. An important element of her work was to inform broad health policy in developing countries. In 2010, Shahid-Salles graduated from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). 
She currently serves as the President for the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (GOMA) and on the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) Executive Board. She presently continues her involvement within the AOA on the Bureau of Federal Health Programs & on the American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee working on important topics like gun violence and human trafficking.

Dr. Shahid-Salles serves her medical school alumni community as the Past President of the KYCOM Alumni Association working to support the practical needs of graduating students and young alumni. Locally, she is on the board of the Open Door Home, the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia and is very active within the Darlington School Tiger Pride community.