Dr. Salem is a Clinical Research Fellow in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Clinically specializing in lung cancer radiotherapy, Dr. Salem’s research focuses on validating novel biomarkers of hypoxia in lung cancer patients, leading to the conduct of biomarker-driven clinical trials.
Dr. Salem has completed training in radiation oncology in King Hussein Cancer Centre (Amman, Jordan) in 2014, attaining fellowships & specialty certifications in clinical (FRCR), radiation (ESTRO fellowship & Jordanian board) and medical oncology (MRCP medical oncology & ESMO certification). Dr. Salem also completed a clinical research fellowship in 2017, successfully attaining a PhD in medicine for his research on non-invasive therapeutic lung cancer biomarkers.
Dr. Salem has designed, set-up, led and successfully delivered several world-class functional imaging research studies in lung cancer patients. He has published more than 35 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 lead for the UK Royal College of Radiologists clinical oncology webinar series and serves as a co-chair of the ESTRO FALCON workshop operational group.
Dr. Salem’s main career goal is to lead an innovative lung cancer hypoxia research portfolio, aiming to deliver hypoxia-targeted therapies (with companion biomarkers) in the clinic by the next 15 years.
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 - current)
Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ambassador member (1/2013 - current)
European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)