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Mohamed E. Salama, M.D.

Dr. Salama is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and the Medical Director to Mayo Clinic Reference Laboratories. Dr. Salama serves as a Senior Associate Consultant in division of Hematopathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Previously, Dr. Salama was a Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah, Chief of Hematopathology and Vice President of the ARUP reference laboratories. Dr. Salama received his medical degree from Cairo University followed by a diploma of hospital administration and health care management from the American University of Cairo. Dr. Salama completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at Henry Ford Health System, followed by a surgical pathology fellowship at Stanford University and hematopathology fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Salama is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as hematopathology. Dr. Salama's clinical interests span all aspects of hematopathology, including morphology, flow cytometry, molecular, and other specialized studies of bone marrow and lymph nodes pathology. His research work has focused on characterization and correlation of genetic / molecular aberrations and protein expression as well as morphometry using novel digital imaging tools. Dr. Salama has special interest in developing innovative technologies and bringing these applications into the clinical laboratory. Dr. Salama has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications, books and book chapters, most recently as a co-editor to the 7th edition of Hoffman's Hematology; Basic principles and practice. Dr. Salama currently serves as the Chair of the Hematopathology Committee on Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium.

  1. 2006
    Fellow - HematopathologyUniversity of New Mexico
  2. 2005
    Fellow - Surgical PathologyStanford University
  3. 2004
    Chief Resident - Combined Anatomical and Surgical PathologyDepartment of Pathology, Henry Ford Hospital
  4. 2004
    Resident - Combined Anatomical and Surgical PathologyHenry Ford Hospital
  5. 2000
    Registrar - HematologyKasr El Aini Hospital/Cairo University School of Medicine
  6. 1996
    Diploma - Hospital Administration and Healthcare ManagementAmerican University of Cairo
  7. 1995
    House OfficerKasr El Aini Hospital/Cairo University School of Medicine
  8. 1994
    MD - Medicine and SurgeryCairo University


  1. 2017
    HematopathologyAmerican Board of Pathology
  2. 2005
    Anatomic & Clinical PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Nominee Early Career Teaching Department of Pathology, University of Utah
  2. 2011
    Recipient of Best poster by a resident and Best poster in Clinical CategoryDigital Pathology Association, Pathology Visions Meeting
  3. 2009
    Outstanding Teacher AwardClinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Utah
  4. 2009
    Outstanding Resident Research Department of Pathology, University of Utah
  5. 2009
    Distinguished Trainee Research AbstractDigital Pathology Association, Pathology Visions Meeting
  6. 2004
    Michael S. Benninger Outstanding Award for Teaching and ResearchHenry Ford Medical Association
  7. 2004
    Oakland Health Education Program Excellence Award in ResearchOHEP Center for Medical Education
  8. 2003
    Finalist, Sheared Sanford Pathology Resident AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Pathology

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Physician Lead to Mayo Medical Lab pillarMayo Clinic BOLD initiative (Body of one, Optimal physical presence, Leverage digital solution, Diversify revenue stream)
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  3. 2018 - present
    Medical DirectorMayo Medical Laboratories Leadership Team, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberTest Referral Leadership Oversight Committee, Mayo Medical Laboratories
  5. 2018 - present
    MemberDigital Pathology Oversight Committee
  6. 2015 - 2018
    Active MemberAssociation of Molecular Pathology
  7. 2015 - present
    MemberCollege of American Pathologists
  8. 2006 - 2018
    Active MemberAmerican Society of Hematopathology