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George Salem, MD

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

About George Salem

For direct appointments with Dr. Salem at the OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake - Gastroenterology location, please call (405) 271-8423. Fax: (405) 271-4239.

Dr. Salem graduated from the Jordan University of Science and Technology – Faculty of Medicine in 2009 with honors. He completed his internship at the University of Aleppo – Faculty of Medicine in 2010. He joined the Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center in Baltimore, Maryland as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2012. In 2013, he joined the internal medicine residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He stayed in Oklahoma City and joined the fellowship program in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2016.

Early during his gastroenterology fellowship training, he focused on optimizing the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 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. He received the Richard F. Harty Outstanding Fellow in Gastroenterology Award upon completion of his general gastroenterology fellowship training.

He completed an Advanced Fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2020; focusing on the care of complex IBD patients. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He practices at OU Physicians Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic in Edmond.
Affiliations OU Health – Edmond Medical Center, OU Health - University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake – Multispecialty Clinic
Awards
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2021
  • The Young European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (Y-ECCO) Mentorship Forum Award 2020
  • The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2019-2020 Question of the Week Award 2020
  • Distinguished Gastroenterology Fellow Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2020
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Summit Travel Award 2019
  • 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
  • IBD Summit Travel Award 2018
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award – American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2018
  • Advances in IBD (AIBD) Travel Award 2019
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • MD Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), School of Medicine
    Irbid, Jordan2009
  • Internship
  • MD University of Aleppo, Faculty of Medicine
    Aleppo, Syria, SK
    2010
  • Fellowship
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow The Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
    2013
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2016
  • Fellowship
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2019
  • Visiting Fellow, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    2019
  • Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease The Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
    2020
  • Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine 2016
  • Gastroenterology 2019
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Collagenous colitis
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis
  • Intestinal Microbiota Transplant
Special Clinical Interests:

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)
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