We are excited to announce the appointment of Basma Mohamed, MBChB, as medical director of the Presurgical Clinic and chief of the Division of Perioperative Medicine.
In this new role, Mohamed will assume a range of responsibilities including overseeing preoperative evaluations, addressing patient concerns, leading education and training efforts, updating clinical protocols, managing service quality, and fostering research initiatives within the clinic.
Mohamed has made significant contributions since joining us in 2015 as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Divisions of Perioperative Medicine and Neuroanesthesiology. She serves as the rotation director for the Perioperative Medicine in Anesthesiology rotation, is a member of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, and is very active as Assistant Program Director for Resident Wellness. In addition to these roles, she has actively participated in major committee assignments both within UF Health and on a national level.
In recognition of her contributions and expertise, Mohamed has received several awards and honors. These include research awards, notable teaching awards, and quality awards. Most recently, she was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Quality Award for her contributions to quality, safety, and patient experience at UF Health for her work on UF Health’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery initiative.
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Josh Sappenfield, M.D., for his dedicated leadership of the Presurgical Clinic and Division of Perioperative Medicine since 2016. During his tenure, Sappenfield guided the division through the challenges presented by the pandemic and implemented initiatives to streamline the preoperative evaluation process and ensure the safety of patients.