Dr. Andrew Salem

Andrew Salem, MD

LASIK Surgeon Houston

Dr. Andrew Salem is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive cataract surgery and laser vision correction in our state of the art laser suite, equipped with the WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser and the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser. He has extensive training and experience in refractive surgery and has performed thousands of vision correction surgeries. Having undergone refractive surgery himself, he is passionate about improving quality of life through vision correction.

Dr. Salem was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Psychobiology and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed an Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, and afterwards returned to Southern California for a fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.  Dr. Salem currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston College of Medicine and College of Optometry, where he enjoys training the next generation of doctors.

During his medical training, Dr. Salem participated in several clinical trials and published over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Cornea, and Archives of Ophthalmology. He has presented at national conferences and received numerous awards for his research presentations, including an award for best paper session at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting. During fellowship, Dr. Salem was selected for the ASCRS foreign exchange program, where he spent a week in Verona, Italy training with Italian surgeons on the most advanced anterior segment surgical techniques.

Dr. Salem has lent his expertise to underdeveloped countries by volunteering his surgical services and training local eye surgeons. He visited Cordoba, Mexico in 2015 for a surgical mission trip, where he joined a team of four surgeons to perform over 150 cataract surgeries on indigent patients.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Salem’s favorite hobby is spending time with his wife, Margaret, and their two sons. He enjoys traveling, fitness, and rooting for his favorite sports teams.

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  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery Alliance Society
  • American Refractive Surgery Council
  • Houston Ophthalmological Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association

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