Dr. Salem is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences, Hashemite University (primary affiliation; Zarqa, Jordan), honarary Senior Clinical Lecturer (equivenent rank in US is associate professor) in Cancer Research at the University of Manchester (UK) and Consultant in Radiation Oncology in Khalidi Medical Plaza/ Afia Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology Centre (Amman, Jordan).
Clinically specializing in radiation oncology, Dr. Salem’s research focuses on lung cancer, proton radiotherapy, MR Linac, novel trials, biomarkers and hypoxia.
Dr. Salem has completed training in radiation oncology at King Hussein Cancer Centre (Amman, Jordan) in 2014, attaining fellowships and specialty certifications in clinical (FRCR), radiation (ESTRO fellowship & Jordanian board) and medical oncology (MRCP medical oncology & ESMO certification). Dr. Salem also completed a CRUK/EPSRC funded clinical research fellowship in 2017, attaining a PhD from the University of Manchester for research focusing on non-invasive therapeutic lung cancer biomarkers.
Dr. Salem attained specialist registration in the UK in 2017 and worked as a clinical oncology consultant in the Christie hospital till January 2022.
Dr. Salem has successfully delivered several world-class clinical/ translational studies in lung cancer patients, publishing more than 62 peer-reviewed papers and many abstracts, posters and proceedings in eminent oncology conferences. Dr. Salem is a recipient of more than 10 prestigious academic oncology awards such as the ESTRO Accuray Award and the ASTRO International-US annual meeting scientific abstract award.
Apart from research, Dr. Salem is a keen educationalist. He is the current director of ESTRO FALCON lung cancer contouring workshops and supervisors a number of MSc and PhD students.
Dr. Salem’s career goal is to lead an innovative radiotherapy research portfolio, aiming to deliver survival and quality-of-life improvements for cancer patients.
PhD in Medicine (University of Manchester, UK)- 2017
PGCert in Medical Education (University of Dundee, UK)- 2017
Fellowship of Higher Educational Academy (FHEA)- 2016
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists- Clinical Oncology (FRCR)- 2015
MRCP speciality certificate exam in Medical Oncology- 2015
ESMO certificate exam in Medical Oncology- 2015
Fellow of the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (FESTRO)- 2014
Jordan Board of Radiation Oncology (Board-certified radiation oncologist)- 2014
Masters of Science (MSc) in Oncology (Newcastle University, UK)- 2013
MB ChB in Medicine and Surgery (Cairo, Egypt)- 2005
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Clinical oncology professional learning and development sub-committee (04/2016 - current)
Royal College of Radiologists, UK
Greater Manchester lung cancer pathway committee (09/2015 - 09/2016)
Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ambassador member (1/2013 - current)
European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)