Simpa Salami, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Urology


Dr. Salami is a fellowship-trained Urologic Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. He obtained his MD from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Thereafter, he graduated from the Master of Public Health program at Harvard University. He subsequently pursued his general surgical internship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, urology residency at Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine in New York, and urologic oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Salami’s research interests are in early detection and staging of prostate and kidney cancer. He seeks to leverage novel imaging, machine learning, and next generation sequencing approaches to characterize cancer heterogeneity and tumor multifocality. The goal of his research is to develop novel cancer biomarkers and elucidate optimal paradigms for early detection of cancer, risk stratification, prognostication and prediction of treatment response.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Interest: Early detection and treatment of prostate, kidney, and testicular cancer.
  • Research Interest: Liquid and tissue-based biomarkers, imaging, artificial intelligence.

Honors & Awards

  • Harvard University Presidential Scholar (2008)
  • Smith Institute for Urology Best Surgical Performance Video Award (2013)
  • American College of Surgeons (BLI Chapter) Murry Friedman Award (2014)         
  • New York AUA Section Chief Resident’s Debate (1st Prize; 2015)
  • Smith Institute for Urology Best Surgical Performance Video Award (2015)
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award (2015)
  • Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award (2016)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • Prostate SPORE Career Enhancement Award (2017)
  • DOD Physician Research Award (2018)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology Best Poster Award (2018)


Medical School

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2000 – 2006

 Graduate School

  • Harvard University School of Public Health, 2008 - 2009


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2010 – 2011
  • Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, New York, 2011 – 2015


  • Urologic Oncology, University of Michigan, 2015 – 2017

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society          
  • National Medical Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Published Articles or Reviews

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