Orlando VA Hospital and UCF College of Medicine

Dr Saad Shaikh is proud to be a VA physician and Professor at the UCF College of Medicine. Dr. Shaikh has been serving Central Florida’s Veterans for the last 8 years and is grateful to his team at the VA, including his technicians, staff, trainees, administrators, and, of course, patients, without whom neither this award nor the art of medicine would be possible. 

Dr. Shaikh was born in Reading, Pennsylvania but grew up in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UCLA and Doctor of Medicine degree from UC Davis. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Stanford University and then his retinal fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and then subsequently an M.B.A. in healthcare management.

He currently supervises the visual electrophysiology service at the Orlando VA hospital and is in charge of ophthalmology resident training. He also founded the retina fellowship at the Orlando VA where several of his trainees have gone on to have outstanding careers locally and across the country. He holds professorships at UCF, USF, FSU, UTMB Galveston, and Howard University. He’s written several books and over 50 academic papers and has research interests in artificial intelligence and nanoparticle work in the UCF engineering department. 

Dr. Shaikh is a member of the Retina Society, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His most recent book, The Wisdom of the Knife – Zen in the Art of Surgery, is directed toward trainees. He has a special interest in mindfulness in medicine and has taught several of his trainees to meditate. His goal is to train conscious and mindful physicians. Dr. Shaikh enjoys yoga, sports, reading, and travel, but most of all spending time with his daughter and two sons with whom he loves watching the Magic. 

13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 328287
P: 407-631-1000