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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Salih specializes in a variety of infertility and reproductive endocrinology testing and treatments, including controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and treatment of couples with male infertility. She performs fertility-related diagnostic and operative procedures such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, myomectomy (removal of fibroids), tubal reconstruction and restoration of tubal patency, and surgical correction of uterine anomalies. In addition, she specializes in fertility preservation in cancer patients as well as other reproductive endocrine disorders such as recurrent miscarriages, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, female hirsutism, hyperprolactinemia, amenorrhea, uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding.


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Residency Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, United Kingdom
Internship Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, United Kingdom
Medical School University of Khartoum School of Medicine, Sudan, 1990

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Fertility Preservation in Female and Male Cancer Patients

Dr. Salih's research seeks to identify mechanisms to improve fertility and reproductive health outcomes in female patients. In particular, she is investigating factors involved in ovarian health and egg quality that impact on early embryonic development. Advanced age, genetic factors, environmental toxins, exposure to chemo- and radiation therapy, cancer and other endocrine diseases lead to perturbed follicular developments. This translates into poor oocyte quality and interferes with the orderly and intricate process of oocyte maturation, ovulation, fertilization and early embryonic development, thus culminating into poor reproductive outcome. The goal of this research is to protect the ovary and enhance fertility and fertility preservation.

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