Tahseen Al-Saleem, MD, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
The Iraqi Society of the UK honored Tahseen Al-Saleem, MD, a pathologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, with a lifetime achievement award at its November 2016 meeting in London.
Al-Saleem was selected for the award in recognition of his long medical career and his demonstrated commitment to helping others. The award reads, “With great recognition and appreciation for your years of loyal and dedicated service to medicine. Your personal example of competence and concern for humanity is of the highest standard of excellence and serves as an inspiration to us all.”
The day-long meeting was comprised of several cultural and scientific presentations, including poetry and short story readings. As part of the program, Al-Saleem delivered a lecture entitled, “Did Gilgamesh Find the Secret of Immortality?”
Al-Saleem earned his medical degree at theUniversity of Baghdad School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pathology at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children before joining Fox Chase Cancer Center. He has worked at Fox Chase for more than 15 years, saying that interaction with his fellow faculty members is the best part of his job.
This is the latest prestigious award Al-Saleem has earned. Previously he was awarded Best Medical Oncology Teacher at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and earlier in his career was honored with the Best Professor Award from the University of Baghdad.