View map

Dr. Karim Salame, MD

Neuromuscular Specialist, Neurologist

Professional statement

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain or any other emergency, please call 911. ***Dr. Salame specializes in treating patients with neuromuscular issues*** Dr. Karim Salame is a dedicated and diligent neurologist based in Washington. Karim George Salame, MD, is board-certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He has several poster presentations and has written book chapters and most recently co-authored a chapter in the new edition of Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, one of the only comprehensive books in the field of neuromuscular disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Salame received both his BS and MD from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and performed his internship in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his residency in Neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. He also completed his Neuromuscular Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowships at the same institution. During his training, he had the best poster presentation for the 2011 Annual Neurosciences Research Day at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and was actively involved in teaching medical students and junior residents by for example being the Journal Club organizer, presenting RITE (Residency In-Service Training) review conferences and being a lecturer as a fellow during the Electromyography course for residents. In addition, he was an official instructor at the regional AANEM for O

Is this doctor in your insurance network?

Enter your insurance carrier and plan

Specialties

  • Neurologist
  • Neuromuscular Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Residency in Neurology
  • American University of Beirut (Bachelor’s)
  • American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Fellowship in Neurology
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Poster: Potential protective effect of a single dose of quinine given after hypoxic insult in P10 rat pups
  • Poster: Differential age dependent vulnerability to acute hypoxia in BALB/c mice
  • Poster: Perinatal Hypoxia induces type I but not type II apoptosis in rat pups

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Speedy response

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1215190681

Office locations

MFA Department of Neurology

MFA Neurology

2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 7 South

Washington, DC 20037

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Courteous, caring, and highly informative. I will definitely visit his office again.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame was very kind and thorough during my visit. By far one of mu best doctor experiences I have ever had. Thank you
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame is great. I saw a student working with him first, who was very professional and thorough. Dr. Salame came in and was both friendly, communicative and took the time to listen. He also seemed to really understand my symptomsand concerns and worked out a plan for how to move forward that seemed rational, yet not overblown. I would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dealing with scheduling is a nightmare! I went into the meeting in severe pain, and doctor said I needed two EMGs asap. Great ... until I get to the front desk, where they say I can't schedule an EMG for twomonths! So I schedule the EMGs, and ask about scheduling a follow-up in the doctor. "Oh, we don't schedule follow-ups that far in advance. Call back in two weeks". Why even try?!?!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame was thorough and quite helpful.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Knows his stuff.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame and the resident who examined me were extremely thorough, professional, and pleasant. They explained their findings as they conducted the examination. They also thoroughly briefed me about the other tests they were ordering. I was early for my appointment, which is the only reason I had to wait.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Incredibly professional and very informative! Really nice guy as well!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I like the fact that they care so much about the patient. Took the time to ask all these questions about my symptoms.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is very personable and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to others.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame did a good job diagnosing my condition and clearly explained available treatment options. He was also pleasant in his interactions.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Salame was wonderful. Extremely thorough and spent well over an hour with me listening to my concerns and symptoms. Would highly recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This guy is the man. Takes your problems seriously and doesn't rule out anything until he can prove it.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame is great! He can talk a little fast at times, but it is because his profession excites him and is passionate about his work! He was my attending while I was hospitalized for over 2 weeks and he alsoperformed my EMG and has conducted all of my follow-up. I would not ever go to another doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Fantastic doctor. He spent over 50 minutes with me hoing through all my symptoms. The only downside was wait time-almost an hour
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Through a set of exercises, Dr. Salame did a great job identifying my lower back problem and prescribing the required treatment. Highly recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was seen immediately by the doctor. He took the time to speak with me for over 40 minutes. Dr Salame asked several questions and administered several tests to determine what was ailing me. I would highly recommend him. He wasknowledgable about my other conditions, he was smart, nice, funny and extremely understanding.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
One of the best, caring doctors I have ever experienced. He spent 45 minutes with me going over all my issues, asking all sorts of questions, and to do an initial screening. I had to wait over 30 minutes, but that'sbecause he was spending a lot of time with his previous patient. He obviously cares about each patient. He ordered a lot of follow up tests to ensure I would be completely checked out. I usually have to beg doctors to do half of what he did on his own. He even stated he may pull in another neurologist that specializes in head trauma, depending on my results. I am very thankful I landed him as a neurologist.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I really enjoyed meeting with him. He was very patient and really cared about treatment that would truly benefit me. I would recommend Dr. Salame to anyone in need of a great Neurologist.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Extremely attentive and caring doctor. Dr. Salame took his time to carefully listen and gave excellent guidance and recommendations.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and a good listener too. Discussed approach to my issue making me a part of the conversation b
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very nice and personable. Very professional and caring.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame was very nice and concerning, he went over all my problem and did not rush the office visit. He was very friendly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Aside from waiting an hour and forty-five minutes because "the doctor is running late," my visit was fine. Dr. Salame is professional, friendly, and open.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame is hands down the BEST doctor I have ever visited with. He was patient and listened to all of my concerns and offered solutions and a treatment plan that was not overkill in any way and totally made sense.When all other doctors had dismissed my symptoms, he really listened to me. His approach was conversational and I didn't feel rushed at all. He used a thorough line of questioning to help isolate issues in conjunction with the most thorough physical examination I've ever received and then ordered the appropriate tests. He took time to explain everything and made sure I understood everything we had discussed before I left. I wish ALL doctors were like him! I reccomend him without reservation.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Salame was very personable and thorough. He listened to all of my concerns and put me at ease. I feel confident working with him to resolve my health issues.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great personality and made me feel at ease. He was very thorough and did all the things I expected him to do and ordered the tests I expected him to order. I was pleasantly surprised by my entire interaction with Dr. Salame today!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
attention to detail is very good.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very thorough with me and I thought he had my best interest in mind.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind a NeurologistDr. Karim Salame, MD