Essel Dulaimi Al-Saleem, MD

Essel Dulaimi Al- Saleem MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Associate Professor, Department of Pathology​

Director, Outpatient Laboratory

Kidney, Bladder, and Prostate Cancer TRDG Member

Lymphoma and CLL Cancer TRDG Member

Treatment Focus

Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology, Genitourinary pathology , Flow cytometry, Acute leukemia, Lymphoma, Myelodysplasia

Treatment Philosophy

I joined the faculty of the pathology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2011. After completing sub-specialties training in oncologic surgical pathology and hematopathology, I earned my board certifications in the anatomical, clinical and hematopathology. As a postdoctoral fellow in 2001, I began my molecular pathology research in the area of epigenetics. This research is enabling me to understand cancer pathogenesis and the importance of genetic and molecular testing in arriving at a final diagnosis. I am passionate about providing precise diagnoses by utilizing state-of-the-art testing. Although my patients do not usually get to meet me in person, I know that all the pertinent diagnostic information is being considered in a personalized care plan for each one. It is a privilege to work with experienced, highly trained staff members at Fox Chase Cancer Center. In addition to clinical service, I continue with my research work and collaborations in cancer research.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Hematopathology, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital, 2011
  • Fellow, Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2010
  • Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2009
  • MD, University of Baghdad School of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq, 1998
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Epigenetics changes in solid organ and hematologic

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