I am a neurologist at Memorial Healthcare System. I specialize in neuromuscular medicine and care for patients with peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, neuromuscular junction diseases and motor neuron diseases. I perform electromyograms (EMGs) and sometimes order images such as MRIs, which are used to further characterize and localize these conditions, as well as skin biopsies for small fiber neuropathies.
While in medical school, I became fascinated by the neurosciences. I enjoy the intellectual work involved in treating neurological conditions and believe we are fortunate to live at a time when testing, treatments and knowledge about neurological diseases are abundant.
Diagnosing and treating a neurological disorder requires a thorough process and sometimes extensive testing. During the process, I educate patients on different diagnoses and offer my impression of their condition. I love providing answers and reassurance to patients when possible.
Sometimes, even with extensive testing, a clear-cut diagnosis might not be achieved and response to treatment(s) might not be optimal, especially for people living with some chronic conditions. Every person is unique and responds differently to treatment. Just know that I am here to support you every step of the way and to help you improve your quality of life.
American University Of Beirut, 2006
American University Of Beirut, 2007, Internal Medicine
Good Samaritan Hospital Of Maryland, 2009, Internal Medicine
Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine, 2012, Neurology
American University Of Beirut, 2008, Epilepsy
Case Western Reserve University, 2013, Neuromuscular Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, 2014, Clinical Neurophysiology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Neuromuscular Medicine
Awards, Achievements, and More
- Serra A, Salame K, Liao Ke, and Leigh RJ. “Eye Movements, Vision and the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexes.” In: Oxford textbook of “Vertigo and Imbalance.” Adolfo Bronstein, editor. Oxford University Press, New York, 2013 Oct 31st, 2019
- Piccione E, Salame K, Katirji B. “Guillain Barre Syndrome and Related Disorders.” In: “Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice,” Katirji B, Kaminski HJ, Ruff RL, 2nd Edition, New York, Springer, 2013
- Salame K and Mikati MA, “Perspectives on Epilepsy.” In: The Lebanon. “Epilepsy: A Global Approach,” Krishnamoorthy ES, Schachter SC, Shorvon SD, Cambridge University Press, 978-1107035379, 2017
- Kaur H., Salame K.G. (2020) Malignant Hyperthermia. In: Arora N., Govindarajan R., Kataria S., Nattanmai Chandrasekaran P. (eds) Neuromuscular Urgencies and Emergencies. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53145-4_8
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- American Medical Association
- Karim George Salame, MD, Henry J. Kaminski, MD, Gary Cutter, PhD, Michelle Feese, Radwa Aly, MS. “Myasthenia Gravis Patient Registry: Significant Knowledge Gap in Understanding Disease Diagnosis and Treatment.” Poster presentation to the 68th AAN Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 2016
- Piccione E, Salame K, Katirji B. “Vasculitic Neuropathy Associated with Concomitant Active Hepatitis C and B.” Poster presentation for the 65th AAN Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2013
- K. Salame, A. Serra, A. L. Chen, S. Ramat, S. A. King, R. J. Leigh. “Tests of TWO Hypotheses for Saccade-Vergence Interactions: EFFECTS OF INO.” Best poster presentation at UHCMC Research Day in 2011
- Azzam DJ, El Hokayem JA, Daderian RH, Salame KG, Mikati MA. “Perinatal Hypoxia Induces Type I But Not Type II Apoptosis in Rat Pups.” CNS (Child Neurology Society) meeting, 2008
- Salame KG, Zeinieh MP, Mikati MA. “Differential Age Dependent Vulnerability to Acute Hypoxia in BALB/c Mice.” CNS (Child Neurology Society) meeting in November 2008
- Mikati A. Mohamad, Zeinieh P. Michele, Salame G. Karim, Daderian H. Rita, El Sabban E. Marwan, Talhouk S. Rabih. “Potential Protective Effect of a Single Dose of Quinine Given After Hypoxic Insult in P10 Rat Pups.” Submitted and accepted at the 61st Oct 31st, 2019 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Pennsylvania, December 2007 and for the CNS (Child Neurology Society) meeting in November 2008
- Elfakhani M, Sayegh R, Zaidan Y, Chorbajan S, Karam C, Mahdi F, Salame K. “A Correlation Between Passive Hubble-Bubble Smoking and Increased Respiratory Symptoms in Children.” XXXVIII Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA) in 2004
- Best poster presentation for Neurosciences Research Day at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC), 2011