Salem Abu Al Ghanam M.D
Date of Birth
Home Phone: +96265853429
Cell Phone: +962795388880
School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan.
The premier medical school in Jordan and the Middle East,
admission is only granted to the top ranking students nation
wide. Attended from 09/1990 to 06/1997 at which time I was
granted the M.B.; B.S. degree.
Post Graduate medical education
- Rotatory internship from
06/1997 through 06/1998,
served at Al Basheer Hospital, Amman, Jordan, the largest
referral hospital for the Jordanian Ministry of Health. This
internship is mandated by the Jordanian Ministry of Health as a
requirement of medical licensure in Jordan, and is composed of
rotatory service through the departments of; Internal Medicine,
General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric and
- A resident of ophthalmology at
King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC), Amman, Jordan.
KHMC is the
primary teaching site within the Royal Medical Services and is
regarded as the most prestigious teaching institute in the
country. The Royal Medical Services provide health care to
military personnel and their families, thus attending to almost
20% of the Jordanian population, in addition to a constant flux
of patients from neighboring countries who seek more advanced
medical care. My residency started in 1998 and I anticipate
concluding my training in February of 2005.
- Serving as the chief resident
of ophthalmology at KHMC from the year 2000 until the
of my position include the supervision and training of junior
ophthalmology residents, in addition to several administrative
- The Jordanian board of
ophthalmology in February of 2005.
2008-2009 Glaucoma fellow Hamilton eye institute,
university of Tennessee health science center,
2013 –present ophthalmology consultant and
glaucoma specialist in private sector.
2011 -2012 medical officer for the UN in Haiti
(MINUSTAH) controlling the medical issues for the mission.
2005-2011 KHMC and Queen Alia M.C. Royal
specialist and Ophthalmology consultant
Trabeculectomys and Ahmad valve implant.
Cataract sugary .
Nd:YAG laser iridotomy.
Cyclocryotherapy and Diode laser
laser trabeculoplasty) and PRP.
Most of minor lid surgery.
Teaching and training residents.
2006 The New York Eye and Ear
Infarmirary New York
Trained with Dr. Robert Ritches and the Glaucoma associates
of New York for one month.
The Jordanian Ministry of High Education Award
of Academic Excellence, 1990, for ranking first in the
province of Madaba in the nationwide high school diploma exam
undertaken by 80,000 students that year.
Full scholarship by the Jordan University
School of Medicine for academic Excellence.
United Nations medal for participating in the
Medical Mission in Liberia and in Haiti .
Jordan Blood Bank Society Award of Appreciation
for humanitarian efforts.
Publications and research
A paper on (selective laser trabeculoplasty
in open angle glaucoma), presented in the second Arab
regional ophthalmology meeting in 2003.
A paper on (Intravitreal Injection of
Triamcinolone Acetonide for the Treatment of Diffuse Chronic
An article: The Incidence of Exposure
Keratopathy in Intensive Care Unit Patients. which published in
the Pan Arab Medical Journal.
A study in Steroids Induced Glaucoma In Myopia.
Also a study on The Effect of Hypertension on
progression of Diabetic retinopathy.
Paper on dissecting bleb at the American
glaucoma society meeting 2010.
Central Corneal Thickness in Glaucoma Patients
published in the Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine (MEJIM
The Jordanian board of ophthalmology in
February of 2005.
Glaucoma Fellowship from Hamilton eye
institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center,
Memphis, TN, USA.
Unrestricted license to practice medicine in
American Academy of Ophthalmology.
American glaucoma society
Jordan Medical Association.
Jordan ophthalmic society.
Excellent command of spoken and written
Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic.