Previously Saleh was on the faculty at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he was head of the adult reconstruction division and director of its fellowship program (2004-09), and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (1999-2004).
He completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Cornell University Medical College in New York (1999) and a fellowship in health services research for the Medical Research Council of Canada (1998). He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Toronto (1997) and earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London (1991), both in Canada. He earned a master’s in health care management at Harvard School of Public Health (2009) and a master’s in health services research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (1996).
Saleh is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Joint Replacement Registry, American Orthopaedic Association, Centre Disease Control/Arthritis Foundation, Institute of Medicine, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Research and Educaton Foundation.
His research interests include health policy, public health and patient safety projects, clinical operations improvement projects and health technology assessment. He has received 30 research grants and contracts including from the National Institutes of Health. He has more than 100 research publications.
A native of Toronto, Saleh is married to Lena Saleh and has three children.