test

Ronald R Salem MD, MA, MB, ChB, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS (C)

Lampman Professor of Surgery (Oncology) and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology; Section Chief, Surgical Oncology

Biographical Info

Ronald R. Salem, MD earned his medical degree from University of Rhodesia and is a Board Certified Surgeon. Passionate about improving the lives of patients with cancer, he is committed to advancing medical and surgical treatment and integrating the latest techniques and minimally invasive surgery in his clinical practice. He is one of the few surgeons in Connecticut with a high volume practice performing the Whipple procedure. Dr. Salem specializes in malignant and pre-malignant diseases of the pancreas, liver and biliary system, the gall bladder, stomach, colon and rectum, lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract as well as liver tumors in pregnant women. His research includes a special focus on optimizing clinical outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery, combined modality therapy for esophageal cancer and the management of benign and malignant liver tumors. He has received many honors and recognitions, including The Best Doctors, N.Y. Metro Area annually for over ten years; Best Doctors in Connecticut and Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons, NY Metro Area. He was recently awarded the prestigious David and Cindy Lefell Award for clinical excellence, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heroes Award, the Smilow Cancer Center Clinical Award the Alvin Feinstein Teaching Award and has received the Chief Resident in Surgery Teaching Award on seven separate occasions.


Education & Training

M.D.
University of Rhodesia (1978)
M.B.Ch.B.
University of Rhodesia (1978)
Intern
Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
PGY-2 OB/GYN
Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe, General Surgery 
Emergency Room Physician
Guys Hospital, London, UK
Resident
Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK, General Surgery  (1982 - 1985)
Chief Resident
New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Research Felllow
Dana Farber Cancer Center & New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA, Surgical Oncology  (1985 - 1987)
Senior Resident
New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA, General Surgery  (1987 - 1988)
Board Certification
Surgery, Board Certified  (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Master of Arts, Honoris Causa
    Yale University, New Haven, CT (2006)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (1991)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (1996)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (2000)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (2001)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (2002)
  • General Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    (2006)
  • Alvin Feinstein Clinical Teaching Award
    (2005)
  • Member Society of Distinguished Teachers
    (2005)
  • The Best Doctors - N.Y. Metro Area
    Castle, Connolly Medical (1998-2000)
  • The Best Doctors - N.Y. Metro Area
    Castle, Connolly Medical (2003-2008)
  • Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons, NY Metro areas
    New York Magazine (2002)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Operating Rooms Award
    Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (2003)

Edit Profile