Retiring from the Emergency Department in 2013, and after serving as past medical director for the South Carolina Urban Search & Rescue Task Force-1, his focus is now on Functional Medicine, research and development of healthcare delivery models. He is a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society), an organization that understands and treats Lyme disease and associated tick-borne chronic illness. He has also an active member of IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine), AARM ( Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine), and has been a member of A4M, ACAM and the American Telehealth Association.
Dr. Saleeby has sat on the medical advisory board for both the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, and Beachbody (P90X, Shakeology). During the past decade, he has formulated original sports enhancement supplements for several companies. He also created and developed a direct access lab testing site for the general public (eStatLabs.com) and co-founded Zimetry.com.
As a medical historian, with an interest in the American Civil War, (a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, and National Museum of Civil War Medicine), it gives him the opportunity to lectures on medicine & surgery during the War between the States and physician luminaries of the time. He lectures on Dr. Hunter H. McGuire (CSA), Dr. Simon Baruch (CSA), Dr. Joseph Letterman (USA), Dr. Frances P. Porcher (CSA) & Gen. William A. Hammond, MD (USA). Dr. Saleeby has a collection of medical antiques and books dating c.100 AD through the mid-1950’s.
Beyond the Medicine
A competitive swimmer in college, he tried his hand at Luge in Lake Placid, NY under the coaching of US National Team athletes for a couple of years; he enjoyed several years training with Team Savannah Olympic Lifting team and competed in State & National Masters Olympic Style Weightlifting & the Georgia Olympic Games in the mid-2000’s, achieving podium finishes.
He had the opportunity to oar (row) a Greek Trireme (replica of a 120-foot ancient warship) on the Aegean Sea and on the Thames River in London in the early 1990’s as part of an American contingent of rowers, he also served as the crew’s assistant medical officer.
He enjoys his patients and practice of integrative medicine, educating them to be self-reliant so as to enjoy many healthy disease-free years. He is married and has two children.