Dr. Wael Salem is dedicated to bringing the most current and evidence-based medicine to patients. Underlying his scientific and academic background is a belief that shared decision-making is central to any successful care plan.
He is Board-Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research publications and interests include fertility for cancer patients, PCOS, fertility preservation (egg freezing) and preimplantation genetic testing for hereditary genetic diseases. Dr. Salem joined CCRM Minneapolis in 2018 and relocated to the Bay Area in 2021. While in Minnesota, he trained residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California in Berkeley and his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine. During his residency for Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California in San Francisco, Dr. Salem received the Outstanding Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology award. Dr. Salem also holds two Master’s degrees – one in Public Health from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the second is in Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations from the University of Southern California.
In addition to presenting his research at prestigious medical conferences around the globe, Dr. Salem has authored numerous publications for notable peer-reviewed journals. He is currently on the editorial board for Human Reproduction. He was recently named a Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine “Rising Star” and a 2021 Castle Connolly Rising Star.
He is fluent in Arabic, French and conversational in Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, traveling and trying new cuisines.
What Patients Are Saying About Dr. Salem
“I met with Dr. Salem after having a bad experience at another fertility clinic. He is incredibly kind and compassionate. He is also incredibly smart and up to date on the latest information about fertility treatments. He worked really hard to get me the maximum number of eggs for freezing and tailored my treatment plan specifically to my issues (I ended up getting nearly double the number of eggs that I got at the previous clinic!) I sent my sister to him also because I was so impressed with his services.”
“I cannot thank Dr. Salem and all the nurses and staff at CCRM Minneapolis enough for their help. We went to another clinic before coming here. Proceeding with CCRM was the best decision we could ever make. You are a person here not a number and Dr Salem explains things in a way you can understand without speaking down to you. Pregnant on our first try!”
“I highly recommend CCRM and Dr Salem. Really tailored experience. He is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend not putting around with fertility testing with just anyone. He is a reproductive endocrinologist. If you need help getting pregnant and want to know that you have tried with the best, he is the way to go. No regrets. I work in the medical field, and I feel really good about his care and the quality of his staff.”
“CCRM Minneapolis is the state of art facility for your reproductive treatments. Dr. Salem is the most amazing, compassionate, and caring human being you would meet. My husband and I had the privilege of working with him and his expertise and talent were top notch in helping us achieve our goal of becoming parents. But beyond that, the human element that he bring into this doctor-patient relationship is the most rewarding part of the experience at CCRM. Every single staff at CCRM Minneapolis cared about our journey and made us feel like we are part of a family that is the there to help and support us. We are forever grateful for the experience at CCRM Minneapolis, and send our most sincere gratitude to Dr. Salem!”