26400 West 12 Mile Road suite 140
Southfield, MI 48034,
Tel: 248-352-8200, Fax: 248-356-8255
C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
261 E Hancock St, Detroit, MI 48201
Tel: 313-993-4047, Fax: 313-993-4116
Areas of Clinical Interests:
- Infertility (Female and Male)
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Fertility Preservation
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Uterine Fibroid
- Ovarian Cyst
- Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy Surgery
Dr. Salih is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sana Salih received her medical degree from University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan, followed by ob-gyn residency in the United Kingdom, where he was a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate fellowship in Human Molecular Genetics at Yale before moving to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Salih was part of the ob-gyn faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for over ten years. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is also certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director.
Dr. Salih has a particular interest in promoting fertility to help couples achieve their dreams of becoming families. Dr. Salih’s research seeks to identify novel mechanisms of fertility preservation. While a BIRCWH Scholar, Dr. Salih conducted research investigating the toxic effects of chemotherapy agents in the ovary and discovered agents to mitigate ovarian toxicity.
Dr. Salih has published extensively in her field, has conducted clinical trials, and has one patent in ovarian protection from chemotoxicity. Her work in this area has received multiple awards at the SGI meeting, Oncofertility Consortium Meeting, and Society of Study of Reproduction Meeting.
Dr. Salih was recognized as Top Doctor in Morgantown Area and as a Top Women in Medicine for her achievements in medicine.
Awards and Honors
1. 2017 Top Doctor Award. Morgantown, West Virginia. 2017.
2. Second position in the World Robotic Gynecology Congress Annual Competition, New York, NY. 2016.
3. Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Award, awarded to mentee Tessa Herman, undergraduate researcher, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2016.
4. Lalor Foundation Travel Award, awarded to mentee Jenna Kropp, graduate student, Annual Meeting of the Society of Study of Reproduction, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2014.
5. Lalor Foundation Travel Award and Poster Trainee Research Award, awarded to mentee Dr. Elon Roti Roti, postdoctoral fellow, Annual Meeting of the Society of Study of Reproduction, Miami, Florida. 2013.
6. Oncofertility Travel Award, awarded to mentee Dr. Elon Roti Roti, postdoctoral fellow, Annual Meeting of the Oncofertility Consortium, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. 2012.
7. President's Presenter Award, awarded to mentee Dr. Elon Roti Roti, postdoctoral fellow, Society for Gynecological Investigation, Montréal, Québec, Canada. 2011.
8. Burroughs Wellcome Travel Award. Annual Meeting of the Society of Study of Reproduction, Milwaukee, WI. 2010.
9. Scientific Program Prize Paper Candidate, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO. 2010.
10. Burroughs Wellcome Travel Award. Annual Meeting of the Society of Study of Reproduction, Milwaukee, WI. 2010.
11. Scientific Program Prize Paper Candidate, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO. 2010.
12. Honorable Mention at the Texas Forum for Reproductive Medicine (TFFR) for Outstanding Oral Presentation, Houston, TX. 2006.
13. NIH Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. 2003.
14. Ortho-McNeal Outstanding Resident Achievement Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. 2003.
15. Ortho-McNeal Outstanding Resident Achievement Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. 2002.
16. Scholarly Research Activity Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. 1998.
17. First Prize - Outstanding Poster Presentation, Georgia Regional Associate Research Competition, Internal Medicine Residency Program, American College of Physicians, Atlanta, GA. 1998.
• Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
• Internal Medicine Residency Program, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
• Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
• Human Molecular Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
- Fertility Preservation in cancer and non-cancer patients
- Ovarian Follicle and Oocyte Health
- Ovarian reserve and reproduction
- In Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproductive Techniques
- Transgenic Mice and Animal Research
1. Ley D, Jones J, Parrish J, Salih S, Caldera F, Tirado E, Leader B, and Sumona Saha S. Methotrexate reduces DNA integrity in sperm from men with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 2018 June; 154 (8):2064. Doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.02.025
2. Zanotelli MR, Henningsen JD, Patrick M, Hopkins PM, Dederich AP, Tessa Herman, Puccinelli TJ, and Salih SM. A novel ovarian bioreactor for in vitro culture of whole bovine ovary. Journal of Ovarian Research. 2016 Aug 4;9(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s13048-016-0249-4.
3. Roti Roti EC, Salih SM. Dexrazoxane ameliorates doxorubicin-induced injury in mouse ovarian cells. Biol Reprod 2012; 86:96.
4. Roti Roti EC, Leisman SK, Abbott DH, Salih SM. Acute doxorubicin insult in the mouse ovary is cell- and follicle-type dependent. PLoS One 2012; 7: e42293.
5. Roti Roti EC, Ringelstetter AK, Kropp J, Abbott DH, Salih SM. Bortezomib prevents acute Doxorubicin ovarian insult and follicle demise, improving the fertility window and pup birth weight in mice. PLoS One 2014; 9: e108174.
6. Salih SM, Ringelstetter, A.K., Abbott, D.H., and Roti Roti, E.C. Dexrazoxane Abrogates Acute Doxorubicin Toxicity in Marmoset Ovary. Biol Reprod 2014; Accepted (December).
7. Salih SM. Retrovirus-mediated multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) overexpression inhibits chemotherapy-induced toxicity of granulosa cells. Fertility and Sterility 2011; 95:1390-U1233.
8. Kropp J, Penagaricano F, Salih SM, Khatib H. Invited review: Genetic contributions underlying the development of preimplantation bovine embryos. J Dairy Sci 2014; 97:1187-1201.
9. Kropp J, Salih SM, Khatib H. Expression of microRNAs in bovine and human pre-implantation embryo culture media. Front Genet 2014; 5:91.