Mr Khalid Salem

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Back surgery
  • Epidural injections
  • Pain management injections for back and facet joints
  • Scoliosis correction

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I am a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Nottingham who specialises in all aspects of adult spinal pathology.

After completing my basic surgical training in the East Midlands (Nottingham and Derby), I embarked on a two-year Doctorate in Medicine (DM) degree at the University of Nottingham. I subsequently completed my higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the East Midlands (North) Deanery where I was privileged to work with leading figures in the fields of spinal surgery and trauma.

After the successful completion of the royal college fellowship exams (FRCS (T&O)) and six years of general orthopaedic training including a whole year of spinal surgery, I was admitted to the GMC specialist register in 2013. Since then, I completed two prestigious fellowships in internationally renowned centres of excellence in spinal surgery; the first year, I spent in the Centre for spinal studies and surgery (CSSS) at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, while my second year was in Canada at the Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute.

During my training, I gained substantial experience in the management of adult spinal pathology and developed an evidence based approach to the treatment of spinal trauma, tumour, degenerative pathology and adult spinal deformity, the latter being my major sub specialist interest.

I maintain an active involvement academically and have published numerous papers and book chapters in international journals and books focused on the field of spinal surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C5206841

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Khalid Salem at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

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Additional information

Lumbar spine disorders
Spinal surgery

My special clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, degenerative spine disease, tumours and all types of back pain.

MBChB / Mosul University, Iraq / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / University Of Nottingham / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (Tr&Orth)

DM / University Of Nottingham / 1998
Doctor of Medicine

MRCS (Glasgow) / Glasgow, UK / 2004
Membership of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

MRCS (Edinburgh) / Edinburgh / 2004
Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professional memberships

AOSpine North America

The North American Spine Society

The British Association of Spinal Surgeons

AO Alumni Association (AOAA)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

General Medical Council

British Orthopaedic Association

Medical Defence Union