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Khalid Salem, FRCS(T&O)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon



Contact Details:

Nottingham University Hospitals
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery 
D Floor, West Block 
Queens Medical Centre 
Derby Road 
Nottingham  NG7 2UH

Tel: +44 115 924 9924

Direct Extension 81013 (Donna-Marie Urbanowicz - Speciality PA)

E-mail :



Mr Salem is a fellowship trained spine surgeon. The scope of his practice covers various aspects of adult spinal degenerative conditions, adult spinal deformity, spinal tumours and spinal trauma management.

After completing the trauma surgical rotation in the East Midlands (Derby and Nottingham), Mr Salem dedicated two years towards completing a Doctorate in Medicine (DM) from Nottingham university as a full time researcher. Over the six years to follow, he successfully completed his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery from the prestigious East Midlands (North) rotation, awarded the intercollegiate fellowship in the speciality (FRCS (T&O)) in 2011 and admitted to the specialist register for trauma and orthopaedics in 2013. 

Mr Salem’s sub-specialist training was completed over two years two of the internationally leading centres in the field of complex spinal surgery. The first was done in the centre for spinal studies and surgery in Nottingham while the second was The Combined Adult Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine fellowship as an AOspine North American fellow in the Vancouver Spine surgery Institute and the University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada.

Mr Salem has authored several academic articles and spine surgery book chapters and has been invited on numerous occasions as a speaker in national and international meetings. He remains committed to evidence based spinal care and is actively involved in a number of research projects at any given time.

Mr Salem’s areas of interest are primarily adult spinal deformity, spinal tumours and trauma surgery.  


Medical Qualifications:

 European Spine Surgery Diploma   April 2014 
 Certificate of Completion of specialist Training (C.C.T.)   August 2013 
 F.R.C.S. (Trauma & Orthopaedics)  September 2011
 Doctorate in Medicine (DM)  April 2008
 M.R.C.S. Glasgow  May 2004
 M.R.C.S. Edinburgh   May 2004
















Spine Surgery Fellowship training:

Aug 2014 – Jul 2015 - The Combined Adult Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine 
Program (AO North America Spine Surgery Fellow)
Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute, Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver Coastal 
Health & The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aug 2013 – Jul 2014 - The Nottingham Advanced Spinal Surgery Fellowship 
The Centre for Spine Studies and Surgery (CSSS), Queens Medical Centre- Nottingham, United Kingdom.