McMaster University

McMaster University

Samih Salama


Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

St. Joseph's Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario
905-522-4941 ext. 35006

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Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • FCAP (College of American Pathologists), 1985
  • FRCPC and CRCCP Anatomical Pathology, 1975
  • MBChB, University of Alexandria (Egypt), 1965


As a Pathologist, Dr. Salama provides service through the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program. He is also actively involved in the Undergraduate (M.D.) and Postgraduate Medicine Educational Programs.

Dr.Salama's research interests include:

  • Dermatopathology: special interest in skin lymphomas, melanocytic neoplasms and diagnostic immunopathology of skin disease
  • Urological Pathology
  • Cytopathology: needle aspiration cytology of tumors.

Selected Publications

  • Alhabeeb A, Salama S. Primitive Nonneural Granular Cell Tumor (So-called atypical polypoid Granular Cell Tumor). Report of 2 cases with immunohistochemical and Ultrastructural Correlation. AM J Dermatopathol 2008; 30 (2): 156-159.
  • Shukla R., Vender R.B., Alhabeeb A., Salama S., and Murphy F.. Miliarial Gout (A New Entity). J. Cut. Med. and Surg 2007; 11(#1): 31-4.
  • Fan C, Quan R, Feng X, Gillis A, He L, Matsumoto ED, Salama S, Cutz JC, Kapoor A, Tang D. ATM activation is accompanied with earlier stage of prostate tumorigenesis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (molecular cell Research journal) 1763 (2006): 1090-1097.
  • Beekman RA, Singh R, Louie B, Salama S, Miller JD. Asymptomatic thoracic splenosis after thoracoabdominal trauma: Establishing a diagnosis. Journal of Injury extra 2005; 36: 283-286.
  • Salama S. Primary “cutaneous” T-cell anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), CD30+, neutrophil rich variant with subcutaneous panniculitic lesions in a post-renal transplant patient. Am J Dermatopathol 2005; 27 (3): 217-223.
  • Al Brahim N, Salama S. Malignant melanoma with osteoclast-like giant cells: Immuno-histochemical and ultrastructural study of three cases and review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol 2005; 27 (2): 126-129.
  • Sabet LM, Wexler D, Salama S, Gan BS. An unusual cause of refractive chronic bilateral leg ulceration: a diagnostic dilemma. J Cut Med and Surg. 2004 Nov-Dec; 8 (6) 432-437.
  • Rockwell GM, Thomas A, Salama S. Schwannoma of the hand and wrist. Plast Reconstr Surg 2003: 111(3): 1227-1232.
  • Wong SH, Salama S, Thoma A. Synovial chondromatosis of the hand: report of 3 cases and literature review. Can J Plas Surg 2003; 11(1): 47-52.
  • Al-Aynati M, Chen V, Salama S, Shuhaibar H, Treleaven D, Vincic L. Interobserver and intraobserver variability using the Fuhrman grading system for renal cell carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 May;127(5):593-6.
  • Quttainah A, Thoma A, Salama S. Clinical – Pathological Review of 14 Cases of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Can J Plastic Surg 2002; 10(5): 196-202.
  • Chorneyko K, Giesler R, Sabatino D, Ross C, Lobo F, Shuhaibar H, Chen V, Elavathil L, Denardi F, Ansari S, Salama S, LeBlanc V, Norman G, Sheridan B, Riddell R. Telepathology for routine light microscopic and frozen section diagnosis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2002 May;117(5):783-90.
  • Salama S. Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders of skin: current status of pathology and classification. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Nov;114 Suppl:S104-28. Review.
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