Tamer Sallam

Tamer I Sallam

Associate Professor, Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

Associate Professor, Physiology, University of California Los Angeles


Member, Gene Regulation GPB Home Area, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area

Research Interests

My research investigates the contributions of long non-coding RNAs in cardiometabolic disease.


Dr. Sallam is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a clinical cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a member of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit and Cardiovascular Theme Initiative at UCLA. Dr. Sallam graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He completed residency and chief residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale, followed by Cardiology fellowship training at UCLA. Dr. Sallam graduated from the STAR program at UCLA earning a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology. The Sallam Lab investigates the role of regulatory RNAs in cardiometabolic disease with a focus on the contributions of lncRNAs and epigentic/epitranscriptomic mechanisms in gene phenotype relationships. In 2015, Dr. Sallam was awarded the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Cardiovascular Discovery Fund investigatorship at UCLA. Dr. Sallam is the recipient of an NIH K Award, American College of Cardiology Presidential Career Development Award, American Heart Association Early Career Investigator recognition, and American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Investigator Award. Dr. Sallam currently serves as co-director of the UCLA center for Cholesterol Management and Associate Director of the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program. The Sallam Lab is currently funded by multiple NIH R01 grants and American Heart Association Transformational Project Award.