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Ronald Salem, MD, FACS, FRSC (Ed), FRCS(C), MBChB

Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, Surgical Oncology
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Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
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Board Certified in
General Surgery

Biography

Ronald Salem, MD, is a surgeon and division chief of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Salem specializes in treating malignant and pre-malignant disease of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, stomach, and small intestine. He also specializes in the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and liver tumors in pregnant women. 

Dr. Salem is passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer. He integrates the latest, most minimally invasive techniques, including the Whipple procedure—an operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine, the gallbladder, and the bile duct. 

Dr. Salem’s clinical research interests are wide-reaching. They focus on championing better outcomes for patients undergoing pancreatic surgery, combined therapy for esophageal cancer, and managing pancreatic cysts and liver tumors. Due to his clinical interests and research, Yale is in the top 10% in the country in the outcomes for the Whipple procedure.

He has received many awards, including the highly regarded David and Cindy Lefell Award for Clinical Excellence, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heroes Award, the Smilow Cancer Center Clinical Award, the Alvan Feinstein Clinical Teaching Award, and the Chief Resident in Surgery Teaching Award nine times. 

Dr. Salem is the Lampman Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. 

Titles

  • Lampman Professor of Surgery (Oncology)
  • Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Education & Training

  • Senior Resident
    New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA (1988)
  • Research Felllow
    Dana Farber Cancer Center & New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA (1987)
  • Resident
    Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK (1985)
  • MD
    University of Rhodesia (1978)
  • MBChB
    University of Rhodesia (1978)
  • Chief Resident
    New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Emergency Room Physician
    Guys Hospital, London, UK
  • PGY-2 OB/GYN
    Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intern
    Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe

Additional Information

Biography

Ronald Salem, MD, is a surgeon and division chief of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Salem specializes in treating malignant and pre-malignant disease of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, stomach, and small intestine. He also specializes in the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and liver tumors in pregnant women. 

Dr. Salem is passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer. He integrates the latest, most minimally invasive techniques, including the Whipple procedure—an operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine, the gallbladder, and the bile duct. 

Dr. Salem’s clinical research interests are wide-reaching. They focus on championing better outcomes for patients undergoing pancreatic surgery, combined therapy for esophageal cancer, and managing pancreatic cysts and liver tumors. Due to his clinical interests and research, Yale is in the top 10% in the country in the outcomes for the Whipple procedure.

He has received many awards, including the highly regarded David and Cindy Lefell Award for Clinical Excellence, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heroes Award, the Smilow Cancer Center Clinical Award, the Alvan Feinstein Clinical Teaching Award, and the Chief Resident in Surgery Teaching Award nine times. 

Dr. Salem is the Lampman Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. 

Titles

  • Lampman Professor of Surgery (Oncology)
  • Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Education & Training

  • Senior Resident
    New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA (1988)
  • Research Felllow
    Dana Farber Cancer Center & New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA (1987)
  • Resident
    Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK (1985)
  • MD
    University of Rhodesia (1978)
  • MBChB
    University of Rhodesia (1978)
  • Chief Resident
    New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Emergency Room Physician
    Guys Hospital, London, UK
  • PGY-2 OB/GYN
    Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intern
    Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe

Additional Information

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street
    New Haven, CT 06511