USC Fertility

Wael Salem, MD


University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship
Los Angeles, CA

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
OB/GYN Internship
OB/GYN Residency, 2011-2014
OB/GYN Chief Resident, 2014-2015


Mayo Medical School College of Medicine
Rochester, MN
MD, 2011

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Masters in Public Health, MPhil, 2009

University of California, Berkeley
Integrative Biology Bachelors, 2005
French Literature Bachelors, 2005


Salem W, Letourneau JM, Chan JC, Chan SW, Cedars MI, Rosen MP.

Cancer survivors of gynecologic cancers are at decreased opportunity for fertility preservation.  Submitted for publication

Salem WH, Javaid H, Abuzeid YM, Ashraf M, Mitwally MF, Diamond M, Abuzeid M.  Outcome of assisted reproduction in women with polycystic ovarian disease compared to tubal factor infertility:  A controlled prospective cohort clinical trial.  Androl Gynecol: Curr Res 2:3

Salem W, Adler A, Lee C, Smith G.  Maternal waist to hip ratio is a risk factor         for macrosomia.  BJOG, 2012, Feb 119(3):291-7

Salem W, Flynn P, Weaver A, Brost B.  Subsequent fertility among a Somali refugee group after cesarean section.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health,  2010 June 24


Salem W, Bendikson K, Paulson R, Chung K.  Oocyte cryopreservation for cancer patients is inconsistently and suboptimally covered among national health insurance providers.  Presented at Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, 2016

Salem W, Abdulla, Abuzeid O, Abuzeid M.  In vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome disparities in the United States:  Do women of Middle Eastern/North African ethnicity experience IVF disparities compared to a Caucasian cohort?  Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015

Salem W, Adler A, Smith G, Brost B.  Increased maternal waist to hip ratio is an independent risk factor for macrosomia.  Presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010

Mitwally M, Abuzeid Y, Salem W, Ashraf M, Diamond MP, Abuzeid MI.  Outcome of assisted reproduction in women with PCOD:  A prospective cohort clinical trial.  Presented at the 20th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Munich, Germany 2010

Abuzeid MI, Abed S, Salem W, Joseph S, Ashraf M, Rizk PB.  The effectiveness of 6% hydroxyethyle starch solution in reducing the incidence of severe hyperstimulation syndrome in polycystic ovarian disease patients:  A prospective cohort clinical trial.  Presented at the 20th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Munich, Germany 2010

Wael Salem.  Entre romanesque et corruption:  Julien et Mathilde, les manipulateurs manipulés dans Le Rouge et le Noir.  Presented at the UC Santa Barbara French Colloquium for Undergraduate French Literature, 10/2004


  • 2015:  USC/LAC Department of Ob/Gyn, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Clinical Fellow
  • 2011-2015:  University of California, San Francisco, Ob/Gyn Residency
  • 2005-06:  Math and Science Teacher, Making Waves Educational Foundation, Richmond, CA
  • 2004:  Contributing Photographer, Daily Californian
  • 2003:  Research Assistant, Dawson Lab at UC Berkeley
  • 2002:  Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Biotechnology Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


  • 2014:  UCSF Best Resident Laparoscopic Surgeon Award
  • 2011:  Residency Teaching Award
  • 2010:  Albert Schweitzer Lambaréné Fellowship Award
  • 2006-2011:  Mayo Clinic Full Tuition Schilling Scholarship


  • 2013:  American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 2010:  Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Chicago, Il
  • 2009:  Health Care Education Reform Symposium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2005:  Health Care for the Poor-Bay Area International Health Conference Berkeley, CA
  • 2003:  Physicians for a National Health Program National Convention San Francisco, CA
  • 2003  Physicians for Social Responsibility National ConferenceSanFrancisco, CA


  • 2010:  Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Lambaréné, Gabon
  • 2008:  Dominican Republic International Medical Alliance Volunteer
  • 2007:  Guatemala, Hospitalito Atitlan International Medicine, Volunteer
  • 2003-5:  San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Center Volunteer
  • 2004:  SEVA Foundation Volunteer, Berkeley, CA
  • 2003:  Counselor for Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp


  • French:  Functional Fluency
  • Arabic:   Functional Fluency
  • Spanish:  Conversational