Dr. Baheyeldin (Bahey) Salem is a dedicated pediatric stem cell transplant (SCT) physician. He provides direct clinical care to a large number of patients with a variety of conditions requiring bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Salem has trained and worked in some of the nation's largest stem cell transplant programs and has experience treating patients with malignant (e.g., blood cancer or leukemia), as well as non-malignant disease requiring stem cell transplantation. He has special interest in treating patients with leukemia, both with standard transplant approaches, as well as using newer targeted cell therapy protocols.
Dr. Salem believes that understanding the biology of conditions such as leukemia (what makes the disease develop in the first place), would enable us to provide treatments that are "tailored" to each patient. This is achieved by targeting the specific defect or mutation that leads to the development of leukemia or to the resistance of leukemia cells to chemotherapy.
As a stem cell transplant physician, Dr. Salem provides direct care for patients admitted to the inpatient unit who are undergoing transplant for a wide variety of conditions. He also regularly provides clinical care in the outpatient setting before and after transplant.
As a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT), Dr. Salem will be involved in conducting clinical trials with a wide variety of clinical applications for certain eligible patients.
Additionally, Dr. Salem has a special interest in the microbiome and how it relates to stem cell transplantation. This area focuses on studying the collective network of microbes living inside and on the surface of the human body and how they affect the outcome of stem cell transplantation.
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology