Salim Hayek, MD


Dr. Hayek is currently the chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained a BSc degree in Biology with Distinction at the American University of Beirut in 1987 and MD degree in 1991. Following a residency in Anesthesiology training at Henry Ford Hospital and University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a PhD in Cellular Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and subsequently obtained fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He remained on staff at that institution until 2006 when he became the chief of the division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and the program director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program. His research focuses on neuromodulation applications in pain management and in particular intrathecal drug delivery. He serves on the editorial board of a number of journals and is an executive editor for the journals Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He has had a number of service accomplishments and currently serves as immediate Past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).