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 Salem Abu Al Ghanam M.D

Ophthalmology Consultant and Glaucoma Specialist in Private Sector.


الدكتور ســالم أحمد أبو الغنم

استشاري طب وجراحة العيون

استشاري طب وجراحة ضغط العين

الزمالة الأمريكية

عضو الجمعية الأمريكية لطب وجراحة العيون

عضو الجمعية الأمريكية للزرق

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                                         Curriculum Vitae


·        Name

      Salem Abu Al Ghanam M.D


·        Place and Date of Birth

  Amman, Jordan

  September 23rd, 1972


·        Nationality


  • Address

  Amman -Jordan


       Home Phone: +96265853429

        Cell Phone: +962795388880

        E-Mail: dr.salemabualghanam@gmail.com


·       Medical Education


  Jordan University 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 Emergency.


    • 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 year 2005.

The duties of my position include the supervision and training of junior ophthalmology residents, in addition to several administrative tasks.


    • The Jordanian board of ophthalmology in February of 2005.


    • 2008-2009  Glaucoma fellow Hamilton eye institute, university of Tennessee     health science center, Memphis, TN,USA


·       Professional experience


o   2013 –present ophthalmology consultant and glaucoma specialist in private sector.


o   2011 -2012 medical officer for the UN in Haiti (MINUSTAH) controlling the medical issues for the mission.


o   2005-2011       KHMC and Queen Alia M.C. Royal Medical Services                      Amman, Jordan


                        Glaucoma specialist and Ophthalmology consultant

§  Trabeculectomys  and Ahmad valve implant.

§  Cataract sugary .

§  Nd:YAG laser iridotomy.

§  Cyclocryotherapy and Diode laser cyclodestruction.

§  Laser Sessions(Argon laser trabeculoplasty) and PRP.

§  Most of minor lid surgery.

§  Teaching and training residents.



o   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.


·       Honours and Awards


o   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.


o   Full scholarship by the Jordan University School of Medicine for academic Excellence.


o   United Nations medal for participating in the Medical Mission in Liberia and in Haiti .

o   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 Macular Oedema).


·         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


·        Board Certification


o   The Jordanian board of ophthalmology in February of 2005.


o   Glaucoma Fellowship from Hamilton eye institute, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.


·         Licensure and Memberships



v  Unrestricted license to practice medicine in Jordan.


v  American Academy of Ophthalmology.


v  American glaucoma society


v  Jordan Medical Association.


v  Jordan ophthalmic society.


  • Languages


v  Excellent command of spoken and written English.


v  Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic.