Dr. Maha Saleh

Dr.-Maha-Saleh.jpgMedical Genetics
Phone:  519.685.8500 ext. 52571

Dr. Saleh obtained her medical degree from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia in 2009. She worked as a researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Metabolic and Genetics Department for a year during which Dr. Saleh established the Lysosomal Storage Disorders database. Dr. Saleh later joined the Genetics Residency program at the University of Toronto and completed her training in June 2017.  She is interested in Medical Education for which Dr. Saleh received the Joe Clarke teaching awards in 2015.  As well she has attained the Stepping Stones Teacher Development Program at the University of Toronto in 2016.  Dr. Saleh completed her Fellowship in Paediatric Simulation through the Hospital for Sick Children Learning Institute in 2017 during which she conducted a QI project that applied the use of High-Fidelity Simulation as part of the Postgraduate Medical Genetics Teaching Curriculum.

Dr. Saleh’s  research experience has been broad and includes: exploring the genotype-phenotype correlations in Niemann-Pick type C disease, reviewing the clinical outcome among mucopolysaccharidosis patients receiving enzyme replacement therapy, exploring the clinical spectrum of patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, and describing rare presentations of common syndromes seen in clinical genetics.  She also has an interest in identifying novel genetic mutations linked to various developmental disorders such as craniofacial and skeletal disorders.
Dr. Saleh has  joined the Department of Paediatrics at Western University and Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre as an Assistant Professor in July 2017.

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