Dr. Sayyida Abdus-Salaam

Sayyida Abdus-Salaam, MD is the Medical Director and CEO of the Memphis Center for Aesthetic Medicine (MCAM). She is committed to bringing her patients an unparalleled level of care with a full range of cosmetic and aesthetic services. She enjoys skincare product formulation and has developed a full range medical skincare line, Shawishi. She has chosen her team carefully to reflect her uncompromising commitment to quality and customer service.

Dr. Salaam is one of a select few practitioners who has extensive knowledge and experience in treating the unique concerns of Skin Of Color (SOC). Her office is the pioneering practice in Memphis to utilize Platelet Rich Plasma therapies for the treatment of various forms of alopecia. Equally, Dr Salaam’s training is unparalleled.

Education and Training

Dr. Salaam attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She then went on to earn her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, in Washington, DC. Afterwards, she completed several years of research at Johns Hopkins University in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. In 2004, she received her Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.


She completed her internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and furthered her career by completing four years of NIH clinical research at the Women’s Health Institute and CIDMAR. And if this wasn’t enough schooling she then went on to complete a family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She has been privileged to spend years of training under renowned dermatologists specializing in SOC in Washington, DC

This is one hardworking sister and she is excited to bring this level of expertise to Memphis. Get to know Dr. Salaam When she is not busy caring for her valued patients, Dr. Salaam enjoys spending time with her family, immersing herself in fashion literature, music, art, and traveling.

Get to Know Dr. Salaam