Salim Hayek, MD, PhD

Salim Hayek, MD, PhD

Salim Hayek, MD, PhD

Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University


Salim Hayek, MD, PhD, 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, 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. He is well published and serves on the editorial board of most pain journals. Dr. Hayek has had a number of service accomplishments at the local and national levels including being a member of the Executive Board of Directors (currently treasurer) of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).


  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Pelvic Pain


  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine - Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic (2001 - 2002)
  • Research Fellowship: Anesthesiology, University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1997 - 1998)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1996 - 1997)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, Henry Ford Hospital (1993 - 1996)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital (1992 - 1993)
  • Internship: Transitional Year, Henry Ford Hospital (1991 - 1992)
  • Other Education: Case Western Reserve University (2001)
  • Medical Education: American University Of Beirut (1991)
  • Undergraduate: American University Of Beirut (1987)


  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology