​​​​​​​​Maher Ghanem, M.D.

Surgical Disciplines​

General Surgery

CMU Health, Sagina​w
Phone: 989-790-1001
Maher Ghanem, M.D.

Dr. Ghanem, an assistant professor of general surgery with the CMU College of Medicine, is a board certified surgeon with an expertise in advanced laparoscopic endocrine, oncologic, stomach cancer and esophageal cancer surgery. He earned his medical degree in 2004 from Tishreen University in Syria, and he performed his surgical residency at Central Michigan University in Saginaw. He had a fellowship in endocrine and oncologic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Treatment & Services:

  • He is an expert in the surgical management of:
    • Advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery
    • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Liver, benign & malignant neoplasms
    • Pancreatic neoplasms/surgery
    • Thyroid surgery/cancers
    • Parathyroid surgery
    • Neuroendocrine tumors
    • Insulinoma
    • Gastrinoma
    • Glucagonoma
    • VIPoma
    • Adrenal surgery
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Aldosteronoma
    • Cortisol-secreting tumors; Cushing's Syndrome/disease
    • Non-functional tumors incidentalomas
    • Adrenal cortical carcinomas

Education & Fellowships:

  • Fellowship
    • University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
      Hepatobiliary Surgery
      Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
      Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
      Baltimore, Maryland
  • Residency
    • Central Michigan University
      Saginaw, Michigan
  • Doctorate
    • Tishreen University
      Medical Doctor
      Lattakia, Syria


  • American Board of Surgery

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