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Mohamed Salem, MD

  • Medical Oncology (Cancer)

Mohamed Salem, MD

  • Medical Oncology (Cancer)
Mohamed Salem, MD
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
age-group-adults-filled Treats only Adults


Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute (GI & GU Cancer)
1021 Morehead Medical Drive
Building 2, Suite 50300
Charlotte, NC 28204

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Practicing Specialties

  • Medical Oncology (Cancer)


  • English


Board certified in medical oncology, Mohamed Salem, MD, is a gastrointestinal (GI) medical oncologist at Levine Cancer Institute. Dr. Salem specializes in the treatment of GI malignancies, particularly colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and state-of-the art approaches for advanced malignancies. He also has a special interest in treating colon cancer in young adults. At Levine, Dr. Salem is the principal investigator on several clinical trials. Dr. Salem has made several key research presentations at national and international meetings, and has published several important papers, some of which have led to major changes in the field and have shaped NCCN guidelines. Some of his work has led to significant change in patient care. Dr. Salem has won several awards for his work, including a Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Precision Oncology Alliance “2017- Investigator of The Year” award.

Dr. Salem completed a fellowship in experimental therapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Taussig Cancer Institute, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Dr. Salem's Philosophy of Care

Cancer treatment can be like a puzzle, trying to fit different pieces together for a successful outcome. Many of my patients come to me with complex diagnoses and fear they have few, if any, treatment options.

The fact, we have many different treatment approaches to GI cancers here at Levine Cancer Institute. My job is to personalize the treatment and care I provide based on my patients' wishes and input. I believe it is best when my patients are involved in their care and treatment decisions and be comfortable with them “ it is a full partnership”. We will work together to identify and choose the best course of treatment available. A cancer diagnosis affects not only the individual, but also his or her entire family “ Cancer is a family diagnosis, not one person disease”. Most important to me is to understand each patient's goals for treatment and quality of life. What we strive to do here at Levine Cancer Institute is to change colon cancer from a life-ending disease to a chronic disease that people will live with and no longer die from.



Medical Education

  • University of Alexandria Medical School


  • Wright State University School of Medicine


  • Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center