Amro Salem

Title: Consultant

Hospital / City: KFSH / Dammam

Email: [email protected]



  • FRCS                          1999 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland                                                                                                                       
  • MSc Surgery               1992   Ain Shams University in Egypt                                                
  • MBBch                         1987 Ain Shams University in Egypt     



  • UK,GMC Reference          Full Registration 6037706   
  • Egyptian medical council since 1994
  • Saudi Medical Council 10KM0344659



  • Member of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Member of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Member of  British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Member of Association of laparoscopic surgeon Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
  • Member of Saudi colorectal society



01/11/2015 todate    Consultant general        Western isle hospital, UK  / colorectal surgeon

01/08/2015               Consultant General         St mary hospital isle of wight,UK / Colo-rectal surgeon         

10.08.2010               Consultant General King Fahd Specialist Hospital / Colo-rectal surgeon Dammam  ,Saudi Arabia   

03/09-05/10              Consultant General West Cumberland hospital & Colo-rectal Surgeon Whitehaven , Uk

08/08-03/09              Locum consultant Ashford and St peters hospitals colorectal surgery Surrey ,Uk

10/07-07/08             SpR Royal Sussex county hospital colorectal and Brighton upper GI surgery

01/07-08/07             Consultant King Khalid University Hospital Laparoscopic Riyad  upper GI/ Saudi Arabia General  Surgery

08/06-01/07             Staff Grade  Manor hospital  general and Walsall  colorectal Surgery  Birmingham . Uk

08/05-08/06             SpR Belfast city hospital colorectal/ Belfast general  surgery Northern Ireland

05/05-08/05             SpR Royal Victoria hospital colorectal surgery Belfast Northern Ireland

08/04-05/05             SpR Antrim Area Hospital Colorectal & Antrim general  Surgery Northern Ireland

11/03-08/04             SpR Mayday university hospital colorectal Corydon /general Surgery London                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               08/02-11/03            SHO Altnagelvin Area Hospital Colorectal Northern Ireland vascular/upper GI             

12/01-08/02            SHO Mid-Ulster Hospital Surgery belfast, UK

12/99-12/01            Senior registrar King Khalid University Hospital General Surgery   Riyadh , Saudi Arabia 

07/93-12/99            Registrar Armed Forces Hospital General Surgery Dhahran Saudi Arabia 

1991-1993               Specialist general surgeon Nasr general hospital Cairo, Egypt

1988-1991              Resident Sohag Teaching Hospital colorectal and Cairo general Surgery Egypt       

1987-1988              House Office Ain Shams University Hospital Cairo , Egypt


KFSH-D is teriary center offers  the following specialties: Oncology, Organ Transplant, Neurosciences, Cardiac Services Programs, and Genetic Sciences. KFSH-D is Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) accredited.

KFSH-D has many joint collaborative agreements with health centers in the United States, Canada and many other Saudi and Arab universities, as well as many European institutes and centers.



  • colorectal clinics/ week
  • operating theatres/ week performing many complex colorectal and general cases open or laparoscopic (I can provide log book)
  • attending colorectal MDT 
  • attendind department Audit, research and morbidity&mortality meetings


Management Experience

  • Attending hospital meetings, answering referrals, and dealing with complains
  • HCAT ( assessment ) for F1,F2, and ST doctors
  • Was Involved in Brighton scoring for selection of foundation doctors
  • Involved in the department audits and research, supervising SHOs, residents and Hos
  • organizing  on call rota and holidays arrangements.
  • Involved in the organization of the final year clinical exams. 
  • expert witness in many legal cases.



  1. Rate of completion mastectomy in Belfast city hospital in 5 years.
  2. US-guided fine needle aspiration vs. coarse needle biopsy of thyroid nodules Conclusion: no significant difference in diagnostic accuracy of thyroid nodules.
  3. Mortality vs. consultant presence for laparotomies (Performed out of hours). Conclusion: Consultant is present for significantly fewer emergencies or out of hour’s cases however There was no significant difference between presence and absence of the consultant in terms of mortality.
  4. Adequacy of excision of non-melanotic skin cancers. Conclusion: incomplete excision rate 25% failed to meet literature standard 6-20%.
  5. Would measurement of C - reactive protein reduce the negative exploration for acute appendicitis?
  6. Enhanced versus standard recovery pathway in colorectal surgery presented at Saudi colorectal forum symposium 2013
  7. Laparoscopic ileostomy versus stenting for obstructing colorectal cancer  presented at ASCO meeting Saudi Arabia 2013
  8. Early surgery for ileo-cecal crohn’s disease presented at Saudi colorectal forum symposium 



  • Prospective randomized single blind study to compare two methods of ingestion of Fleet  Phosphor-Soda for bowel preparation for colonoscopy Primary results presented on 16/5/03 at the annual meeting of Irish Association of Coloproctology, Poster presented at 60th Annual Meeting, ASGE Meeting, and DDW in USA on     15/5/2004 
  •  Study of Operative vs. Non Operative Approaches for the Treatment of Obstructive Jaundice.  Non-operative management has become an alternative to surgery e.g. ERCP for CBD stones, balloon Dilatation for strictures or stenting. For inoperable obstructive jaundice surgery it is reserved for Unsuccessful non-operative approach. This work was submitted for fulfillment of my master’s degree in Surgery from Ain Shams University in 1992




  1.  M O Donnell, A Salem, S Badger, M Sharif, T Lio, R Spence.                    completion mastectomy after breast conserving surgery. Breast. 2007 Nov 14  PMID: 18024117 
  2.  M O Donnell, A Salem, S Badger, M Sharif, T Lio, R Spence.                     Fine needle aspiration at a Regional Head and Neck Clinic, A clinically beneficial and cost-effective service    Cytopathology  2007 Dec. PMID: 18241203 
  3. Makar RR,  Salem A, " McGee H,   Campbell D,  Bateson P.                          Endovascular treatment of bleeding external iliac artery pseudo-aneurysm following control of haemorrhage with Sengstaken tube during revision total hip arthroplasty." Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Jul;89(5):W4-7 PMID: 17688708
  4. A Salem, D Underwood, W Dickey, D Garrett, PJD Neilly, R Gilliland. Is patient acceptability of oral sodium phosphate as preparation for colonoscopy as good as is claimed?  Gastroint. Endoscopy. April 2004; 59(5) AB125
  5. A Salem, PG Bateson, M Madden. Case report, Large solitary fibrous tumour arising from omentum. Saudi Med J 2008; Vol. 29 (4) PMID: 18382812 
  6. A Salem, D Underwood, W Dickey, D Garrett, PJD Neilly, R Gilliland. Prospective randomized single blind study to compare two methods of ingestion of Fleet  Phosphor-Soda for bowel  preparation for colonoscopy 
  7. Poster presentation at 60th Annual Meeting, ASGE Meeting, and DDW in USA on     15/5/2004   ElGendy K; Salem, A. BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204012 PMID: 24777087 Massive pneumoperitoneum following colonoscopic sigmoid perforation
  8. ElGendy, K; Al Duhileb, M; Salem, A. BMJ Case Rep 2014. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204105. PMID: 24798363 Transverse colon cancer presenting as acute abdominal wall abscess" 
  9. Antonio Privitera, Amro Salem, Khalil Elgendy, Khalid Sabr World Journal of Surgical Procedures. ESPS Manuscript NO: 15547  Robotic surgery vs conventional laparoscopy for the treatment of rectal cancer: Review of the literature Is robotic surgery a better alternative to laparoscopy
  10. ElGendy K, Salem A. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Nov 14;2014. pii: bcr2014207106. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207106. PMID: 25398920 Malignant ceco-sigmoid fistula  ElGendy K, AlSuwailem M, Salem A. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Nov 11;2014. pii: bcr2014206364. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206364.  PMID: 25388893  Synchronous anal squamous carcinoma and sigmoid adenocarcinom ElGendy K, Salem A.
  11. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 1;2014. pii: bcr2014206365. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206365.  PMID: 25274562
  12. Multiple intestinal haemangiomas presenting as intussusceptions and bleeding.



International presentation: 

 -Royal College of Surgeons: Irish Association of Coloproctology.  

Is patient acceptability of oral sodium phosphate as preparation for colonoscopy as good as is claimed? –

Saudi international colorectal disease forum 2013: 

Fast track in colorectal surgery

-St Marks hospital& Saudi international colorectal disease forum 2014 

 ileocecal crohn’s early surgery

- Saudi international colorectal disease forum 2015


-ASGBI 2014 congress

  .Laparoscopic ileostomy versus stenting for obstructing colorectal cancer 

  .Early surgery for ileo-cecal crohn’ s disease 

-Gasro 2013 APDW/WCOG

.Early surgery for ileo-cecal crohn’ s disease


  Local presentations:

 -Royal Sussex county hospital, Brighton, UK

  .Fast track colorectal surgery: monthly audit meeting   

-Belfast city hospital, Belfast, UK

.NCEPOD report (An Acute problem): monthly audit meeting 

-Altanagelvin hospital, Belfast, UK

Mortality vs. consultant presence for laparotomies performed out of hour’s audit --surgical club Dammam, Saudi Arabia

 .Enhanced recovery after surgery 

 -Early surgery for ileo-cecal crohn’ s disease


Courses & Workshops

Covedien laparoscopic colorectal mastercalss  (Istanbul, Turkey) 

Colorectal master class                 (MATTU Royal Surrey hospital, Guildford, UK)

Advanced Cardiac life support                      (American Heart Association)Ethicon  Ethicon colorectal course       (Ethicon European Institute, Hamburgh, Germany)               

advanced colorectal workshop                       (St`Marks hospital, UK)                                        advanced laparoscopic colorectal course       (Colchester general hospital, UK)                                                  colorectal workshop                                         (St`Marks hospital, UK)                                                              Basic awareness in Child protection              (city of York, UK)                                                              ASGBI symposium                                           (Glasgow)                                                                                                EAES laparoscopic  GI course                        (Ninewells hospital, Dundee, UK)                                              Enhanced  recovery  program course            (St Marks hospital, UK)                                                  Laparoscopic advanced colorectal course     (Ninewells hospital, Dundee, UK)                         Equality and diversity programme                (Royal Sussex county hospital, UK)   

Leadership skills and working in teams        ( Royal Sussex county hospital, UK)        How to write a clinical paper                          (British journal of Surgery, UK)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Basic surgical skills                                          (Royal college of Surgeons, UK)                                                            M25 Colorectal Course                (North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstock, UK )                                                                                                                                              Hands on colonoscopy course                          (St Georges hospital, London)                                                                      Fundamentals Critical Care Support, FCCS    (Belfast city hospital, UK)                             statistics for clinicians                                          (Basinstock, UK)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CCRISP                                               (Southern General hospital, Glasgow, UK)                                                                                                                                         IT courses Essentials and advanced Microsoft excel (Altnagelvin Area Hospital)                                                                                                                                                                                                     EAES GI laparoscopic surgery                      (Ninewells hospital, Dundee, UK)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Paediatric Life Support                                   (Antrim Area hospital, UK)                                                                                                                                Essentials on laparoscopic surgery                 (Ninewells hospital, Dundee, UK)                                                                                                                                                                                         

Lap gastric band course            (KKUH)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ATLS                                                                                                                                          



Team working

optimum patient care start with team working in the ward involving not only medical team but also nursing staff, physiotherapist, pharmacists, secretaries and porters

attending MDT means team consultations for care patient result in the best possible decision in patient care

in theatre I know my limits and ask for advise from more senior surgeons if needed in the particular specialties


Awards and Prizes

  • Silver medal for my graduation degree very good with honours from Ain shams university.
  • Award and prize for the participation in organizing  morbid obesity symposium and workshop For laparoscopic gastric banding, king Khalid university hospital, Saudi Arabia.-Award for my presentation in the first annual research meeting in king Khalid University.  


IT Skills

  • I am competent in Microsoft Word ~ Power Point Presentations ~ Internet use in literature search
  • Personal Attributes: 

           - To complement my clinical skills, my personal attributes include flexibility, the ability to change and Adapt to changing circumstances.

           - I have good organization and communication skills; work effectively on my Own initiative and within multidisciplinary teams.

           - I am resilient, cope with setbacks, am self-aware and have Good ability to work under pressure and stress.

           - Interests and Activities-member of a charity which helps raising money for sick people in my home country

            - travel and meeting people of all cultures.

            - Play Squash and tennis table