Andrew Salem, MD

Andrew Salem, MD specializes in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery at Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Salem and his team center their practice around a philosophy of “over-the-top” customer service and meticulous attention to patient care. From keeping wait times short, to ensuring 24/7 surgeon availability by cell phone, they strive to create a positive experience for patients from the moment they step foot in the practice.

Dr. Salem was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Psychobiology and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed a medical internship, and found his way down to the gulf coast for Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Salem also completed a Fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Dedicated to education, Dr. Salem has lent his expertise to underdeveloped countries by volunteering his surgical services and training local eye surgeons. He visited Cordoba, Mexico in 2015 for a surgical mission trip, where he joined a team of four surgeons to perform over 150 cataract surgeries on indigent patients. Dr. Salem was selected for the ASCRS foreign exchange program, where he spent a week in Verona, Italy training with Italian surgeons on the most advanced anterior segment surgical techniques.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Salem’s favorite hobby is spending time with his wife Margaret. He enjoys traveling, fitness, and rooting for his favorite sports teams.


Diagnostic Eye Center


3405 Edloe Street, Suite #300

Houston, TX 77027 USA

Telephone – 713-797-1500

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