Salem El-Zuway, M.D., FRCSC, FAANS, FACS

Salem El-Zuway, M.D., FRCSC, FAANS, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He received his medical degree from the University of Benghazi in Libya and completed his neurosurgery residency and neuro spine fellowship in McMaster University in Canada followed by additional year of fellowship in complex spine/trauma  at Sunnybrook Hospital at University of Toronto. Then Dr. El-Zuway attended at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto and completed a three-year term of clinical associateship in neuro trauma, open cerebrovascular surgery and skull base surgery with the renown doctors R. Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD and Michael Cusimano, MD, Ph.D. Before joining the Community Neurosciences Institute in Fresno, California, Dr. El-Zuway moved to Pennsylvania to join the UPMC hospital in Hamot as an attending neurosurgeon and serving as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. El-Zuway has a wide scope of neurosurgery training experience managing complex cranial and spinal conditions. He is also involved in clinical research with interest focused in cranial neurotrauma and spine focusing on cervical spondylotic myelopathy. He is also interested in advancement of medical education and medical student teaching programs including problem-based medicine.

Dr. El-Zuway is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.

Outside of work, Dr. El-Zuway is a dedicated husband and a father of 3 lovely children filling the rest of the nonprofessional part of his life. Dr. El-Zuway enjoys playing the piano, jogging, bicycling and painting.

Education and Certifications


University of Toronto Sunnybrook Hospital, Ontario, Canada


McMaster University Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada


University of Beghazi teaching hospitals, Libya

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Benghazi, Libya

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery