George Salem, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gastroenterologist
  • Position: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gastroenterologist
  • Primary Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Practice Started: 1/1/2019
  • Gender: Male

About George Salem

George Salem, M.D. is a fellowship-trained inflammatory bowel disease gastroenterologist with OU Health in Edmond. His practice is focused on patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's Disease and Colitis. Dr. Salem performs the following procedures:

  • Upper Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic: esophageal dilation, Botox injection, management of varices, placement and exchange of feeding tubes (PEG))
  • Colonoscopy (screening, diagnostic, chromoendoscopy, therapeutic: polyp resections – including endoscopic mucosal resection, colonic/rectal dilations)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (screening, diagnostic, therapeutic)
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy (diagnostic)
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (therapeutic: for cases of recurrent C. Difficile infections)

Dr. Salem earned his medical degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed an internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City.

Early during his gastroenterology fellowship training, he focused on optimizing the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He received the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Visiting Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow Program Award and had the opportunity to be exposed to the clinical practices in inflammatory bowel disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota — an internationally recognized and a leading IBD Center. In addition, he received the Richard F. Harty Outstanding Fellow in Gastroenterology Award upon completion of his general gastroenterology fellowship training from the OU College of Medicine.

For appointments with Dr. Salem at the OU Health Physicians — Crohn's & Colitis Clinic in Edmond, please call (405) 271-8423 or fax referrals to (405) 271-4239.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Edmond Medical Center (Medical Office Building) — Gastroenterology Clinic
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2022
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2021
  • The Young European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (Y-ECCO) Mentorship Forum Award 2020
  • Distinguished Gastroenterology Fellow Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2020
  • Richard F. Harty Outstanding Fellow in Gastroenterology Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2019
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship Outstanding Service in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Cent 2019
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Visiting Fellow Award. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 2019
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award – American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2018
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), School of Medicine
    Irbid, Jordan
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease The Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Collagenous colitis
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis
  • Intestinal microbiota transplant
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
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