Saleem S. Zafar, MD
Specialty: Adult and Pediatric Urology
Current Appointment: Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
Co-Founder, Robotic & Minimally-Invasive Urologic Surgery Institute of Northwest Ohio
Clinical Interests: Laparoscopy, Robotic-assisted surgery, Prostate diseases, Kidney stones, Urologic Cancers, Minimally Invasive Prostate and Kidney Surgery, Female Urology, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Pediatric Urology
Dr. Saleem Zafar is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He attended Maumee Valley Country Day School prior to attending the University of Chicago. He returned to Toledo to obtain his medical degree and then continued for an additional six years of training in Urology and Renal Transplantation at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
Dr. Zafar is passionate about treating all urologic disorders with an emphasis on minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He obtained advanced training in robotic prostate, kidney, and bladder surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, where many robotic urologic procedures were pioneered. He enjoys treating benign and cancerous urologic diseases in both adults and children. He utilizes cutting-edge treatments whenever possible and traditional treatments when appropriate.
Dr. Zafar has distinguished himself not only as an exemplary clinician, but also has won several awards for his research at the local, regional, and national levels. He has also been recognized by the University of Toledo as one of the best educators on campus by being awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award three times. He also won the John D. Silbar Award, given by the American Urologic Association annually for "outstanding qualities in clinical ability, high ethical and moral standards, compassion for patients, and outstanding bedside manner."
Dr. Zafar is married and has one daughter. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys traveling, golfing, and running in his spare time.