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Mahmoud Khalil Al-Salem, MD.  (Professor)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB,BCh;. F.R.C.S.; D.O.; FRCOphth; FISOD.

Curriculum Vitae    

Personal Data :

Mailing Address:  P.O.Box 830910, Postal code 111-83
Zahran, Amman, Jordan.

Tel:  Clinic 00962 6  5607788,  
Fax: Eye Specialty Hospital 00962 6 5521107
Qualifications:   M.B,B.Ch; F.R.C.S.; D.O.;FRCOphth; FISOD;

Education :

  • Fellowship of International Society of  Orbital Disorders, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1997.
  • Jordanian Board of Ophthalmology, 1986.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in Ophthalmology, F.R.C.S.  1984.
  • Diploma of Ophthalmology, (D.O.) Royal College of  Physicians and Surgeons Of Ireland, Dublin, 1983
  • M.B.,B.Ch.; Faculty of Medicine,  Cairo University, Egypt 1976.
  •                 Signed up very Good (Honor).
  • E.C.F.M.G. 1977;
  • PLAB 1982, U.K.
  • Canadian Evaluating Examination 1981,
  • V.Q.E 1981; USA.

Experience in Ophthalmology:
Resident, Ophthalmic department,  Ibn-Sina  Hospital, Kuwait.
                  February 1980 - March 1982

Registrar, Ophthalmic department, Ibn-Sina Hospital, Kuwait.
                  April 1982 - September 1983.

Registrar, University Department  of Ophthalmology,
                  Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, U.K.
                  October 1983 - May 1984.

Registrar, University Department of Ophthalmology &Ophthalmic Oncology ,
                  Tennent's  Institute of Ophthalmology,               
                  Western infirmary,
                  Glasgow, U.K.
                  June - December 1984.

Senior Registrar, Ophthalmic department, Ibn-Sina Hospital, Kuwait.
                  January 1985 - July 1988.

Assistant Professor,   Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University    
                  of Science & Technology, Irbid - Jordan. August 1988 to August 1992.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University    
                  of Science & Technology, Irbid - Jordan.  August 1992 to January 1997.
               * Teenier-ship granted in 7th August 1994

Associate Professor, Jordan University, Faculty of Medicine    
                  and University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
                  (Sabbatical Year) January1996 to February 1997.
Associate Professor   Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University    
                  of Science & Technology, Irbid - Jordan. February 1997 to September 1998.

Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology.       
                  September 1998 to May 2001. Irbid, Jordan.

Visiting consultant in Ophthalmolgy Deperment for orbit and oculoplastic surgery

Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar many times between the peroid from September 1996 to 2006, International Council of Ophthalmology Co-Ordinator in Jordan since 2006  todate…

An examiner at the Royal College of Physcians & Surgeons of Glasgow, 2000, 2009 In Glasgow scotland , Libya Tripoli and  Jordan

External examiner

Faculty of Medicine Sanaa University, Saana, Yamen.  the yeasr 2000, 2003

Achievements ,
Awards : Abdel-Hameed Shoman Foundation Award for Young Arab Scientists in Clinical Medical Sciences. (1990).

Jordan University of Science and Technology Recognition award for distingushed scientific acheivements (the University First Decade Memorial day 1997).

* A founder and a member of the Scientific Council of          
               Ophthalmology for the Arab Board of          
               Medical Specialization (THE ARAB BOARD).     
               Damascus, Syria
               Chairman of examination Committee 1999- 2003.
               Previously Co-Chairman of examination Committee
            * Member of Scientific Committee of Jordanian
               Board of Ophthalmology, Amman. 1993 to 2002.
Current post :  Private practice, Private Clinic Amman, Part-time in each of Eye Specialty Hospital and Satff-member in eye department Ibn Al-Hytham Hospital,  Tutor for the Arab board residency program

Former academic Post :  Professor of Ophthalmology.
    Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science & Technology

Administrative experiences

Head of Ophthalmology Department Princess Bassma Teaching       
 Hospital, Irbid - Jordan. 1991-194

Head of Special Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University    
 of Science & Technology, .Academic years 94-95, 95-96 and First semester of 96-97.

Chairman of Scientific research committee, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University    
 of Science & Technology,Academic years 1998-1999.

Professional interests:

    Orbit & Oculoplastic Surgery,… namely,Ptosis, Eyelid problems, Blepharoplasty, Lacrimal apparatus, Thyroid orbitopathy,    Orbital tumours, Ophthalmic Oncology,
   Neuro-Ophthalmology & Strabismology, and Refractive surgery.

 Epidemiology of eye diseases, Genetic & hereditary eye diseases & Psychophysical visual research.

Memberships: Al-Sindianeh Society for Care of the Blind


Royal College of Ophthalmologists of UK,    
   - Pan Arab council of Ophthalmology,  (Membership No. 119)

- Jordanian Ophthalmological Society, membweship No, 57
- International Society of Orbital Disorders
- General Medical Council, London U.K.

* Head of Scientific Committee of Jordanian of ophthalmolgical society 2003 -2007.  

* Scientific Editor for the following Medical Journals

- Saudi Bulletin of Ophthalomology, Riyadh.
- Journal of Royal Medical Services, Amman.
- Jordan Medical Journal, Amman.
- Journal of Arab council of Medical specializations

Post-graduate Scientific courses prepared and conducted

Autologus conjunctival transplant (video production)
Ist pan arab council of Ophthalmology, Cairo, Egypt
May 1989.

Neurophthalmology Course. Arab Board,
Hamad medical corporation
Doha Qatar. September 1996,

Dacryology course Arab Board, Syria, Damascus,
April 1997.

Ophthalmic Oncology Course. 3rd, Pan Arab Council meeting,
Amman- Jordan. May 1997.

Orbital Surgery, July, 1997 Doha Qatar.

Evalualting the visual function, Doha Qatar September,1998,

The basic optics and clinical implicatopns of refractive errors,
Doha Qatar September,1998,

Optic Nerve Fenestration indications and techniques,
Ist Arab ophthalmic meeting,  Duabi, 1999

Neurophthalmology Review course, Ist Arab Ophthalmic meeting,  Duabi, 1999

Update on mamagement of eyelid injuries ocular trauma symposium Doha Qatar, 2009

Update on reconstruction of lacrimal aparattus
ocular trauma symposium Doha Qatar, 2009

Evaluating ptosis patients

Pitfalls in ptois mamagement

10 years experience in orbital surgery

Blepharoplasty among Arab population: epidemiology perspective.

Cryosurgery for managemment of orbital tumours

Principles of Eyelid reconstruction

Prolapsed lacrimal galnd ; A missed entity
Orbital surgery expanding indications and minmizing complications

Management of difficult ptosis patient

Hot orbit; Differntial diagnosis and management

Updat on Orbital cellulitis

Rhybdomyosarcoma of orbit : Jordanian experience.

Courses & work shops attended,Educational

Evaluation and assessment workshop JUST

Medical applications of computors  JUST

Medical Biostatistics Jordan Un. & John Hopkins institute


Refractive surgery course,  Lasik,  Cairo  Egypt..

Refractive surgery course, Visix  photoablation,

Astigmatism and Hyperopia correction by Visix.


1. Al-Salem M. and Sheriff S.M.: Occupational Ocular Injuries in Kuwait .
    Kuwait Medical Association Journal.
(1983) Vol.17; No.4 ,197 -102 .

2. Al-Salem M. and Sheriff S.M: Ocular Injuries from Carbonated Soft Drink Bottle Explosions.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology,
    (1984) Vol.68;NO.4,281 - 283.

3. Subasinghe Z and Al-Salem M: Survey of childhood ocular trauma in Kuwait.
    The Arab Journal Of medicine.
    (1984) Vol.4 ;N0.3, 10 - 12.

4. Al-Salem M: Norrie's Disease in an Arab family.
    The Arab Journal of Medicine.
    (1985) Vol 3; N0.3, 9 - 10

5. Al-Salem M. and Sheriff S.M.: Ocular injuries from exploding bottles.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology
    (1985) Vol.69; NO.8.   {letter to the editor}

6. Al-Salem M: Arabic Reading types.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology,
    (1986) Vol 70; No.4, 314 - 316.

7. Al-Salem M: Ocular injuries due to Sports.
    The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical fitness.
    (1986) Vol 26; No.4, 373 - 376.

8. Al-Salem M. and Ismail L.: Factors influencing Visual Outcome after cataract Extraction among Arabs.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology.
    (1987) Vol 71; No. 6, 458 - 461 .

9. Al-Salem M: A new Snellen's visual acuity chart with Indian Numerals.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology.
    (1987) Vol 71; N0.12, 923 - 925.

10. Al-Salem M. and Ismail L.: Eye injuries among children in Kuwait; Pattern and Outcome.
   Annals of Tropical Pediatrics.
   (1987) Vol.7; 274 - 277.

11. Al-Salem M: An invitation for standardization of Arabic test Optotypes for near and distance.
   Saudi Bulletin of Ophthalmology
   (1987) Vol 2; N0.4, 26 - 28.

12. Al-Salem M., Ismail L. and Verma D.: Cataract, Diabetes and Risk of Cataract Extraction among Arabs in Kuwait.
   Annals of Saudi Medicine.
   (1988) Vol 8; No.5, 340 - 343.

13. Al-Salem M., Ismail L. and Verma D.: Ultraviolet induced vitreous liquefaction.
   Afro-Asian Journal of Ophthalmology.
   (1989) Vol.8; No4, 46 - 49.

14. Najim Al-din A., Al-Zuhair A., Al-Salem M. et al:
   Late onset cerebello-pontomesencephalic degeneration.
   Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
   (1989) 93: 323 - 331

15. Al-Salem M. and Ismail L.: Ocular Manifestations of Sickle Cell anemia in Arab Children.
   Annals of Tropical Pediatrics.
   (1990) Vol 10; 199-202.

16. Najim Al-din A., Kurdi A., Al-Salem M., Ayish I. etal:   
   Autosomal recessive Ataxia, Slow eye movements, Intellectual deterioration and Extra-pyramidal Disturbance.
   Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
   (1990) 94: 191-205.

17. Al-Salem M: Autosomal recessive ectopia lentis in two Arab family pedigrees.
   Ophthalmic Pediatrics and Genetics.
   (1990) Vol.11; No.2, 123 - 127.

18. Al-Salem M: Benign Ocular Manifestations of Sickle cell anemia in Arabs.
   Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
   (1991) Vol.39; No.1 , 9 - 11.

19. Al-Salem M. Success and Failure in prevention of visual impairment among Jordanian children: A review.
    Jordan Medical Journal. 1992, Vol.26:(2); 145-153 .

20. Al-Salem M. The impact of consanguinity on childhood blindness and partial sight among Jordanians.
    (A Feature Article, with editorial comment.)
    Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology. 1994; 2;6-10

21. Al-Salem M & Ismail L: Immune complex deposition lines in a case of retinal vasculitis.
    Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental          
    Ophthalmology. 1993;231:56-57.
    [Indexed: Excerpta Medica, Current Content and Index Medicus].

22. Al-Salem M & Rawashdeh N: Consanguinity in north Jordan: Prevalence and pattern.
   Journal of Biosocial Sciences. 1993;25:553-556.
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica, Bio.Abstr. Curr.
   Cont., Chem. Abstr., Nuts. Abstr.and Helminthol Abstr.]

23. Al-Salem M & Rawashdeh N: Pattern of Childhood Blindness and Partial Sight among Jordanians in Two Generations.
   Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. 1992;29;361-365
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica, Bio.Abstr. Curr.
   Cont.,Chem. Abstr., Nutr. Abstr.and Helminthol Abstr.]

24. Al-Salem M, and Salem A. Homonymous Quadrantanopia and sectorial optic atrophy with infarction in the territory of the anterior choroidal artery.
   Annals of Saudi Medicine. 1996;Vol.16(2):197-199.
   [Indexed : Current content, Excerpta Medica, and Current awareness in biological Sciences ]

25. Al-Salem M, Arafat A. Ismail L. Causes of blindness in Irbid, Jordan.
   Annals of Saudi Medicine. 1996, Vol.16(4): 420-423.
   [Indexed : Current content, Excerpta Medica, and Current
   awareness in biological Sciences ]

26. Al-Salem M, Obedat H, Maayaeh A, Haboob H and Khyel A.
   Aetiology and management of proptosis in young Jordanians.
   Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1996; 16: 161-167.
   (Indexed: Current content, Index Medicus, Science Citation Index)

27. Al-Salem M, Arafat A, Hassan Z, Al-Hader A and Al-Asseer B. Color Vision Blindness and Color Discrimination Norms among Jordanians.
   Saudi Medical Journal, 1996; Vol.17(4):511-515.
   [Indexed : Current content, Excerpta Medica, and Current
   awareness in biological Sciences ]

28. Al-Aboosi M, Al-Salem M, Saadeh A, Hijawi M, Al-Jamal M, Khamash M, Sharma R. Behcet's disease: Clinical study of Jordanian Patients. International Journal of Dermatology 1996; Vol.35:623-625.
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica.]

29. Al-Salem M, Hadidi H, Alwash R. The effects of diclofenac on cryo-induced miosis.
   International Ophthalmology. 1996;20:193-195.
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica.]

30.Al-Salem M. Leber's Congenital Amaurosis in 22 Membersof One Family.
   Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. 1997;34,254-257.
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica, Bio.Abstr. Curr.
   Cont.,Chem. Abstr., Nutr. Abstr.and Helminthol Abstr.]

31. Ammari F, Khasaweneh Z, Salem M, et al;
   Hydatid disease of the musculo-skeletal system.
   Surgery. 1998;124:934-7
   [Indexed: Index Medicus, Excerpta Medica.]

32. Salem M And Ajloni K, Diabetic Retinopathy among Jordanians:
   Its Pattern, Severity and some associated risk factors. Diabetologia Croatica, 1999, 28:1,PP 17-23. [Indexed: Index Medicus,Excerpta Medica.]

34. Saadah M & Al-Salem M, Ali A, Araj G, Zurigat. Cimetidine associated optic neuropathy.
   European Neurology. 1999,42:23-26.   

33. Aboossi M, Askari A, Salem M. Behcet's Disease: Oral Severity Index. Bahrain Medical Journal. 1999, In print.

35. El Shanti H, Al-Salem M, El-Najjar M, Ajlouni K.et al:
   A Nonsense mutation in the retinal-specific Guanylate Cyclase Gene is the cause of Leber's Congenital Amourosis in A large Inbred Kindred from Jordan. Human Heredity
   1999-2000, in print.

36. Salem M & Qahtani F. Risk factors associated with orbitotomyamong young age groups. Pediatric Ophthalmology & strabismus.
1999-2000, inprint

37. Al-Qahtani F,Al-MuhanadiS, Salem M. A peer-reviewed study of combined trabeculectomy and extracapsular cataract in Dohah (Qatar) and Irbid (Jordan). Saudi Journal of opthalmololgy; 2001 ;15:115-121

Presentations in Scientific Meetings :

1. " Success and Failure in prevention of childhood         
     blindness in countries of Middle East. Memorial         
     Congress of Pan American Society of Ophthalmology
     and Spanish Ophthalmic Society. Sevilla-Spain,          
     September 1992.

2. " The impact of consanguinity on childhood blindness     
     and partial sight on Jordanians"  2nd Meeting of Pan    
     Arab Council Of Ophthalmology, Damascus - Syria.
     May 1993.

3. " A Revisited 100 hue color vision test by a simple      
     IBM computer program"  2nd Meeting of Pan Arab          
     Council of Ophthalmology, Damascus-Syria. May 1993.

4. " Aetiology and onset of blindness in Irbid, "
     3rd Meeting of Pan Arab Council Of Ophthalmolgy,        
     Marakesh-May 1995.

5. " Aetiolgy and Outcome of Proptosis among Jordanians,"
     3rd Meeting of Pan Arab Council Of Ophthalmolgy,        
     Marakesh-May 1995.

6. " Optic nerve fenestration Revisited: A Jordanian        
     Experience." VII Bi-annual Meeting of the              
     International Society for Orbital Disorders.            
     Istanbul,Turkey-April 1996.

7. " Proptosis in young Jordanians." VII Bi-annual Meeting  
     of the International Society for Orbital Disorders     
     Istanbul, Turkey-April 1996.

8. Ophthalmic and Gentic report in a large family with Leber's Congenital amaurosis. Fourth Pan Arab council of Ophthalmology meeting Amman May 1997

9. The effect of Diclofenc on cryo-induced miosis. Fourth Pan Arab council of Ophthalmology meeting, Amman May 1997

10. Risk factors associated with orbitotomy in Young age groups Pan Arab council of Ophthalmology Meeting. 1-4 March 1999.

11. Cost Effective Technology. Asia Pacific Academy of ophthalmology. Manilla Philippine 6-10 March 1999.

12. Ritleng intubation system; a novel approach to epiphora in both children and adults.Ist international Royal medical services meeting, Amman..Jordan

13. An invitation for standardization of Arabic reading types

14. Ultra-violet induced vitreous liquefaction

15. Outcome of cataract extraction,

16. The etiology of childhood blindness and partial-sight in Middle East countries.




السيرة الذاتية



الاستاذ الدكتور / محمود السالم



 اولا / السيرة العلمية


-          حاصل على بكالوريوس الطب والجراحة العامة في جامعة القاهرة  (كلية طب القصر العيني ) نوفمبر 1976 بتقدير جيد جدا

مع مرتبة شرف .


-          حصل على دبلوم في طب العيون من ايرلندا 1983 الكلية الملكية للجراحين .

-          حصل على زمالة البريطانية في طب وجراحة العيون في الكلية الملكية للجراحين في جلاسكو 1984.

-          حصل على الزمالة للكلية لملكية للاطباء العيون في بريطانيا (لمملكة المتحدة ) 1995.

-          حصل على زمالة الجمعية الدولية لامراض محجر العين وجراحتها هولندا امستردام 1997.

-          مشارك في ورشات لتصحيح لبصر وجراحة لساد بلفاكو .

-          مشارك فعال في تنظيم المحاضرات والندوات والمؤتمرات وتقديم البحوث العلمية باستمرار وخاصة مؤتمرات جراحة

العيون التجميلية وجراحة الاطفال وجراحة محجر العين وتصحيح العيوب و جراحة الحول وامراض عضلات العين واعصابها


السيرة المهنية :


-          عمل طبيب امتياز متدرب في مستشفيات جامعة القاهرة 1977 .

-          عمل طبيب متدرب في مستشفيات دولة لكويت في جميع تخصصات الطبية والجراحية لمدة سنتين 1978-.1979

-          التحق بقسم العيون في دولة الكويت بمشفى ابن سينا عمل لمدة سنتين مضخم عيون 1980-.1983

-          عمل سنة واحدة مسجل جراحة عيونه 1983.

-           عمل في بريطانيا اسكتلندا مسجل جراحة عيون في كل من ادنبرا و جلاسكو لمدة سنة ونصف  1983-1985 .

-           عمل في قسم العيون دولة الكويت مع ابن سينا مسجل وجراحة عيون لمدة ثلاث سنوات 1985-1988

-          استاذ مساعد ثم استاذ مشارك و استاذ كامل (بروفسور) في كلية الطب – جامعة العلوم و التكنولوجيا       ( اربد – الاردن 1988-2001 ) .

-          استاذ مشارك في الجامعة الاردنية 1996 عيادة خاصة في عمان شارع وصفي التل – الجاردنز مجمع سلامة التجاري عمارة 142

-          استشاري طب وجراحة العيون التجميلية والاطفال ومحجر العين في مستشفى ابن الهيثم .

-          جراح استشاري زائر في جراحة العيون التجميلة وجراحة محجر العين وجراحة الجهاز الدمعي والاجفان في مستشفى حمد مؤسسة حمد الطبية / الدوحة – قطر ومنذ عام 1996 وحتى اليوم

-          جراح زائر في قسم تصحيح البصر في دبي 1995 -1996 وفي مدينة الرعاية الصحية في دبي ومنذ 2012

-          جراح زائر في مركز العيون الاردني الدولي – اربيل العراق ومنذ 2012

-          استاذ زائر ممتحني في كلية الطب جامعة صنعاء – اليمن 2001 – 2006

-          اكثر من (37) بحث منشور في مجلات عالمية متخصصة وممكنة في مجال طب وجراحة العيون





جوائز وعضوية جمعيات علمية ومهنية في مجلة عالمية.


-          حاصل على جائزة مؤسسة عبد الحميد شومان للعلماء العرب الشباب 1990

طبيب لعيون الوحيد لذي حصل على هذه الجائزة


-          عضو جمعية الاطباء في بريطانيا

-          عضو الاكاديمية الامريكية لطب لعيون

-          الزمالة الكلية لبريطانية لطب وجراحة العيون

-          عضو مؤسس في المجال العلمي في لبورد العربي ( المجال العربي للاختصاصات الطبية )

ورش لجنة الامتحانات ثمانية سنوات

-          عضو ومهني في الزمالة البريطانية لكلية جلاسكو في طب العيون وفني 1990 وحتى ليوم في سجل طب جلاسكو

طرابلس ليبيا واربد – عمان

-          زمالة الجمعية الدولية لامراض محجر العين

-          عضو نقابة الاطباء الاردنية رقم(2340)

-          عضو جمعية اطباء العيون الاردنية رقم(57)

-          عضو في المجلس العربي الامريكي لطب العيون رقم(113)