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 training at McMaster University in Canada followed by a neuro spine fellowship at Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada, with additional year of complex spine/trauma fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital at University of Toronto. Before joining Community Neurosciences Institute • Fresno, 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.

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 enjoys playing the piano, bicycling and a good game of chess.

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