Dr. Martin Maada Salia
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 6, 1970
  • Place of birth:
    Sierra Leone
  • Date of passing: Nov 17, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Nebraska, United States
Let the memory of Dr Martin be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Martin Salia, 44, born on September 6, 1970 and passed away on November 17, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kangaju James Minah on 17th November 2015

"A year gone by so soon. Still hurts like it was just yesterday. Continue to rest in peace Dr Salia"

This tribute was added by Mariama Turay on 17th November 2015

"Its been one year already and its still hard to believe you are gone forever. We miss your kindness and your smile. Continue to rest in peace Dr.Salia. You will forever be in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Mariama Murray on 22nd November 2014

"I never knew the last time I asked you to.  Your car for me.  To. Remove mine wi be the last time I see you .  You were. Always. There. Iike a big brother ready to give advice. I have learnt so much from you. You. Went away. Too soon. God nows best."

This tribute was added by Alie Bangura on 21st November 2014

"Dear death,
I have all bones to pick with you.
My heart pounds as i write you.
You and me have never had this conversation.
My heart sinks in anguish and pain as I
For we shall have this conversation before the sun surreptitiously sets.

Our ears itched and we prayed that He was going to return alive.
To hear that you finally took Him,  we still cannot fathom.
For you have left us in desperation. As we search for answers in d dark,
we still ponder,
for our speeches are without words.
Death! you have succeeded in  silenting a hero, but you have not won.

Allow us an introduction of Him;
to be fully aware of the grave damage you have caused.

He deserves an introduction.
He was to us the best.
His classes lectured were for  unspeakable reasons the best.
We could remember his simple, yet concise and detailed approach to Making us comprehend even the most difficult of the subject.
Ha! we smile as we remember the days he used himself as our specimen.
He used His writing marker,blank paper to simplify brachial plexus.
It was the day He defined His love for his vocation.
He won our hearts with his maiden introductory class lecture, where he made a long and lasting impression.
Non, could afford to miss Dr martin salia's 6am class,
not even the lazy and sleepy heads like me.

Rectus sheath,brachial plexus,axilla,blood supply to the most "forgiving" organ-the stomach,inguinal canal,abdominal group of muscles to name but a few. We pray never to forget in a hurry.
He inspired us to achieve our dreams in our chosen paths
with diligence hardwork and divine help.

Death! again I say to you; 'you have not won '.
For surely He fulfilled his purpose while He had his breath.
Memories of His impeccable timing,
we shall always  remember.
Nothing good stays forever,so they say.
His name did not die wit Him
For the legacies abound.
Sleep on sir as we await for the glorious transformation from mortality to immortality.

O death!we anxiously await your demise;yes your eternal death!
O how we long for that day.
Now we have more than hope to see Dr Martin Maada Salia there to part no more.
For we know He sleeps. The nation mourns a young Doctor whose agility in the field stands incomparable to many.

To the students we have lost a mentor in our field.
We ask for the fortitude to bear this loss.
The family mourns a  loving father and husband
whose legacies shall live on.
With heavy hearts,
We bid thy gentle soul farewell at this point.
Sleep on Dr Martin Maada Salia.


This tribute was added by Christine Cole on 21st November 2014

"RIP Dr. Salia. I don't even know where to start. You were such a selfless doctor. Always full of life. It was an honor working with you. You will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Christine Cole on 21st November 2014

"RIP Dr. Salia. I don't even know where to start. You were such a selfless doctor. Always full of life. It was an honor working with you. You will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by Mohamed Asmieu Bah on 21st November 2014

"the world will always miss you, you died in active service. Your service to humanity is beyond measure, your contribution to save peoples lives was immeasurable. You gave life to others, you died whiles helping others to live. We shall always remember you in the sand of time where your writing will always shine till the end of time. Sleep and have your rest."

This tribute was added by Yabome Sesay on 18th November 2014

"Words alone cannot even begin to express just how much you are loved and missed. RIP Dr. Salia and may Allah grant you Al-Jannah"

This tribute was added by Marina Kamara on 18th November 2014

"A very brilliant and selfless surgeon; the only general surgeon who would dare to operate on our neonates. A fun- loving teacher and a friend of students. How I had hoped to learn more from you!! A devastating blow to us all!! You'll be dearly missed Dr Martin Maada Salia. I can't help but wonder what would happen to those neonates who need surgery.. May light perpetual shine on you and may your soul rest in peace!!"

This tribute was added by rosemarie mariatu kpaka on 18th November 2014

"No words can express our pain but I wish they atleast console us .The beautiful soul that has departed,shall rest peacefully in heaven may the sweet memories of the passed soul give us strength and courage to see out these times. Our deepest condolences to the family friends, our country mama salone, on the unexpected demises our beloved one. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Murray Bangura on 18th November 2014

"We will always remember you,sleep on Dr. sleep and take your rest."

This tribute was added by Ibrahim R Conteh on 18th November 2014

"Dr .Salia you have gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart your spirit lives within we, forever in our heart."

This tribute was added by Sylnata Johnson on 18th November 2014

"even in class u praised the name of the Lord,so i know u're now with the angels in heaven
will miss u so much Dr Salia but it is well
sleep on beloved and take ur rest
Till we meet again
Good Bye"

This tribute was added by Olaimatu Sesay on 18th November 2014

"Dr Salia I still can't believe u r gone. U were such a kind, loving and above all a phenomenal doctor, teacher and mentor.I can still picture u during grand rounds at Connaught hospital and how surprised we used to be by the  kind of questions u normally asked us being that u were a doctor and not a nurse, u will then look at us and say(me sister na nurse  r sabi una  syllabus and course outline so lie lie nor dae ya tiday)COMAHS will miss u,Connaught  hospital will miss u,the whole health care system will never be the same without u . Thanks for being such an incredible role model, thanks for impacting so much knowledge in us Sir. It was indeed a great honour to have worked with u Sir. May ur soul rest in peace  till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Janet Musa on 18th November 2014

"Your faith was ever so strong in God.....You answered your calling to save lives and we will forever remember you....thank you!!!!"

This tribute was added by Joe Amara Koroma on 18th November 2014

"I will miss u so much Dr Salia
Av been looking forward to open the black box wit you and you Ar d only lecturer whose test i so wanted to take,but oh no,its too late now
It is well coz i know u're now with the Good Lord
sleep and take ur rest Dr
Til we meet again
Good Bye"

This tribute was added by Shem Moiba on 18th November 2014

"Only few people are able to etch their name into history. One of these is Martin Maada Salia.
Dr Salia's ability as a surgeon and a teacher were unsurpassed.
He deserve respect
T is for Trusting
E is for Enthusiastic
A is for Amazing
C is for Charisma
H is for Hopeful
E is for Extraordinary
R is for Resonate
He was indeed a Good teacher that I know.
Rest in peace sir."

This tribute was added by Keddy Pratt on 18th November 2014

"I can't forget the first time u taught 'Brachial Plexus' spent hours trying to ensure everybody understands... And all the surgical procedures you performed in Sierra Leone giving us hope that everything is possible with Devotion and Hard work... RIP Dr Salia... You have been a shining light in The Medical Community and you will always be remembered  in our Hearts..."

This tribute was added by augustinebundor@gmail.com N. Bundor on 18th November 2014

The blow was hard, the shock severe;
We never dreamed your death so near.
But only those who love can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.
God give us strength to face this blow,
What it meant losing you, no one will know.
To hear your voice, to see your smile,
To sit and talk with you awhile;
To be together in the same old way
Would be our dearest wish today.
But loving memories never die
As years roll on and days go by;
In our hearts a memory is kept
Of the one we love, Dr Salia,  and will never forget.


This tribute was added by Bella Jay on 18th November 2014

"The last tym we met, I told you about my rslt, u were so happy fr me n even recommended d surgery txt dt I shud buy; Schwartz's principles of surgery.  I already ordered for it, hoping u would teach me what's in dt book...now you are gone!
We loved you but God loves u most..You will b ever remembered for your great work n d kind of person you were...Rest in peace Dr Salia!!"

This tribute was added by Thomas Massaquoi on 18th November 2014

"I will forever miss you my boss, working with you at some point in time, may your gentle soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Melvina Thompson on 18th November 2014

"Your memories will continue to linger in our hearts.  Your passion was the kids with spina bifida omphalocele hydrocephalus . You've touched the lives of the future  generation. RIP"

This tribute was added by Ramapoza O'Dwyer on 18th November 2014

"All my dreams of seeing him recover, listening to his lectures in class. I was wrong ;(, he is dead..An aching spirit crying for a beloved.. A man well loved by all. Life is so unfair, only God knows the best.. Always ready when called upon. Gone when needed most..Till we meet again i will say to you, thank you sir for teaching me.... Rest in Peace.. Dr Martin Salia..."

This tribute was added by wahid awonuga on 18th November 2014

"The deed is done...
and the man is gone...

Beautiful remain d memories of the ones we've lost...
Pitiful lies the situation surrounding their deaths...

Questions remain unanswered...
Facts will soon be uncovered...
Because beneath every morsel of lies, lies a glimpse of truth...

In a stable condition he was, we were told...
Critical condition alas we learnt...

This is a loss too many & a fight severally lost...

In a confused state I write, more than av eva been in a long while...

Should I blame the West for our loss...or I blame the continent which has long lost its path...

No matter the veracity of my blames...what is done is done. Man made or God allowed...medical education is now in tatters...

A peom by Wahid Awonuga, 5th yr class of medicine, COMAHS"

This tribute was added by Mariama Turay on 18th November 2014

"You were always eager to teach us and help us as house officers. We will definitely miss you Dr. Salia. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Sylvanus Aitkins on 18th November 2014

"A Husband, A father, A friend, Our lecturer  and to some of us, a mentor...REST IN PEACE DR SALIA, God knows best!!!"

This tribute was added by Mohamed Kamara on 18th November 2014

"Boss you left an indelible imprint in the lives of people you tutored and cared for...you were warm, compassionate and dedicated to the service of humanity...words can't express how much mama salone and the medical profession would miss you..may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Agnes Koroma on 18th November 2014

"We've lost a teacher, a mentor and a friend.
I'm simply heartbroken.
Never to be forgotten, you will forever remain in our hearts
Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord"

This tribute was added by Desta Ali on 18th November 2014

"Dr Salia... A wonderful lecturer, a special surgeon... We will miss you but thank God for the privilege of learning from you... Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Bintu Mansaray on 18th November 2014

"Words can't express how much we would miss you. You've left a hole in surgery and in our hearts. Babies born with defects haven't even begun missing you yet. I called just two weeks before you took ill to discuss surgery for a 3 day old baby born with omphalocele and you were just coming out from fixing a baby with pyloric stenosis. All that was said was "bring in the child for the surgery". I weep for the mothers we would tell that the only doctor who can fix your child is no more. Your death has left us devastated and taken the little hope we had.
Sleep on Doctor. Sleep and take your much needed rest. Allah who is The Most Beneficient, The Most Merciful has granted you a place in Paradise."

This tribute was added by John James on 18th November 2014

"Dr Martin Salia (RIP,),
You were not just a lecturer, but a father and friend to all... How can I ever forget you, you made me know that anatomy was something very simple to understand. You made life simple for most of us at the medical school. We are definitely going to miss you for the rest of our lives. We ask the Lord God that your gentle soul rest in peace and that the Lord himself console your family.  YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE. . RIP DR SALIA"

This tribute was added by Kangaju James Minah on 18th November 2014

"Always found anatomy difficult until you came.. Lecture became more interesting, you told us it was best to learn medicine from "first principle". Now that you gone who's going to teach us first principle.. You will forever be missed but still live on in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Mameh Fofanah on 17th November 2014

"How can I ever forget you... Surgery made simple... rest with the Lord. RIP Dr. Salia"

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