Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem AM
MD FRACP FRCPA
Professor Salem's lifetime interest has been in blood disorders, in particular thrombosis (clotting problems) and haemostasis (the body's processes for stopping wounds from bleeding). In 2010 Professor Salem was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine in the field of haematology as a clinician, educator and researcher and also through the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. He retired as ACBD's Director at the end of 2012. See Monash story.
He is Honorary Chair of the Asia-Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and past president and Executive Director of the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He is a senior Counsellor of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. His clinical and laboratory research interest is in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis. He has published in excess of 140 peer reviewed articles in International journals, received many awards and grants throughout his career, and has supervised the training of many PhD graduates. In 2005, his vision and ability to develop leading clinical and research programs was recognised by the Victorian Government’s Public Healthcare Award, where he was the recipient of the Health Minister’s Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.
Professor Salem is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, a licentiate and member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London). He received his doctorate degree from Monash University in 1984 and his basic medical degree from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 1977.