Salaam Sallaam, MD

Salaam Sallaam, MD


On staff since November 2015

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Language (Other than English): Arabic

"Making a difference in peoples lives is on my to-do list every day. With certainty, I have lived my life to embark upon an adventure that will allow me to bring a smile to the face of every child; being part of the Childrens Heart Center team has made my dream come true. Its a privilege to have the opportunity to work with parents to help them overcome the challenges they encounter due to heart diseases."

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    2014 ACC Michigan Chapter Legislative Conference Travel Award 2014 Michigan Chapter ACC Legislative Conference Travel Award American College of Cardiology (ACC)
    2015 NIH-NMA travel award Travel Award to attend the 114th National Medical Association Convention and Scientific Symposium NIH-NMA
    Wolf W. Zuelzer Fellow Research Award First place prize for outstanding research conducted during fellowship training Children's Hospital of Michigan
    2015 ACC Legislative Conference Travel Award Travel award to attend 2015 ACC Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. American College of Cardiology (ACC)
    2014 AAP Fellowship trainee scholarship Travel award to attend the 2014 AAP national conference American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Khan Z, Natarajan G, Sallaam S, Bondarenko I, Walters HL, Delius R, Aggarwal S
      Association between anemia and packed cell transfusion and outcomes of ventricular septal defect and atrioventricular canal repair in children.
      24154503 Pediatric cardiology, 2014 March : 35(3)471-8
    • Kobayashi D, Sallaam S, Aggarwal S, Singh HR, Turner DR, Forbes TJ, Gowda ST
      Catheterization-based intervention in low birth weight infants less than 2.5 kg with acute and long-term outcome.
      23703947 Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 2013 Nov 1 : 82(5)802-10
    • Kobayashi D, Sallaam S, Humes RA
      Tetralogy of Fallot with complete DiGeorge syndrome: report of a case and a review of the literature.
      22883347 Congenital heart disease, 2013 July : 8(4)E119-26
    • Sallaam S, Natarajan G, Aggarwal S
      Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries: Management and prognosis
      Congenital Heart Disease Journal, Accepted f

    Other Publications

    • Sallaam S, Ross RD.
      Persistent Newborn Pulmonary Hypertension.
      Medscape Reference., Updated Fe PMCID:
    • Rodriguez-Cruz E, Aggarwal S, Delius RE, Sallaam S.
      Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect
      Medscape Reference
  • Presentations

    Presentation Title Event Location Date
    Do Gender and Ethnicity Affect the Ventilatory Response to Exercise in Healthy Children? 2015 AAP National Meeting Washington D.C. Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015
    Is routine echocardiography necessary after catheter ablation in children? 2015 AAP National Conference and Exhibition Washington D.C. Oct 24, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015
    Is routine echocardiography necessary after catheter ablation in children? Grand Round Children's hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI Jun 5, 2015
    Pulmonary Hypertension in D-Transposition of Great Arteries (D-TGA) Are Outcomes Worse? 2014 PAS/ASPR Joint Meeting. Vancouver, Canada May 3, 2014 - May 6, 2014
    Does Exercise Capacity Correlate With Bi-Ventricular Volume and Function In Patients With Repaired Tetralogy Of Fallot? AAP National Conference and Exhibition Orlando, Florida, USA Oct 26, 2013 - Oct 29, 2013
    Catheterization based intervention in low birth weight infants less than 2.5 kgs - Is it definitive or palliative therapy? PICS Boston, MA Jul 24, 2011 - Jul 27, 2011
    Aggarwal S. Prevalence And Impact Of Anemia On Outcomes Of Children Following Surgical Repair Of AV Canal or Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD). Pediatric Academic Society/Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Conference Denver, Colorado, USA May 2011
    Is There Aortic Root Dilation in Patients With Kawasaki Disease. Wolf Zeulzer Research Competition. Childrens Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Damascus University, Damascus


Children's Hospital of Michigan GME, Detroit, MI


Children's Hospital of Michigan GME, Detroit, MI

Clinical Interests

General pediatric cardiology; imaging in congenital heart disease; fetal echocardiography; Kawasaki disease

Research Description

Echocardiography and fetal echocardiography