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West Texas pioneering surgeon now adds author to his list of accomplishments

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Dr. Robert Salem has long been considered a pioneering surgeon in West Texas, but now he can add author to his accomplishments.  His book, "Sandstorms and Surgery: The DeBakey Factor" chronicles his life experiences from his early days in Sudan, to the operating room with his friend and mentor, Dr.  Michael DeBakey.

Some may recognize the many faces and places in the pictures of his book, since it also shares a lot about the history of this area. 

"After I finished my military career and my training in Houston and came back to Lubbock to practice my entire career here. So it's about Lubbock history and surgery development in Lubbock and West Texas," said Robert Salem, M.D., and author of "Sandstorms and Surgery."

If you'd like to read "sandstorms and surgery," and visit with the author, Dr. Robert Salem will hold a book signing this Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Bank.

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