Robert Udelsman

Robert Udelsman

MD, MBA, FACS, FACE
William H Carmalt Professor Emeritus of Surgery

Contact Information

Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA, FACS, FACE

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States

Robert Udelsman

Biography

Robert Udelsman, MD, MSB, MBA, FACS, FACE a graduate of Lafayette College, attended George Washington University School of Medicine and graduated first in his class in 1981. He obtained his surgical training at John Hopkins and completed fellowships in medical endocrinology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, oncologic surgery at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and gastrointestinal surgery at John Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Udelsman’s clinical research has focused on the development of minimally invasive endocrine surgery with an emphasis on the parathyroid glands. His work has resulted in over 300 publications. He has received multiple awards and is a member of 30 national and international societies and 7 editorial boards. He is past President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He maintains an active clinical practice and has performed over 6,000 thyroid and 2,500 parathyroid cases.

He is the William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Chairman of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Chairman of Yale Medicine. He considers his most important role as that of an educator committed to training tomorrow’s leaders in academic surgery.

Education & Training

  • MA
    Yale University, Hon (2001)
  • MBA
    Johns Hopkins University (2000)
  • MD
    George Washington School of Medicine (1981)
  • BA
    Lafayette College (1977)
  • Fellow
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Chief Resident
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellow
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Fellow
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
  • Resident
    John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Intern
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Activities

  • Presenter
    Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico 1997
    Presentation- Parathyroidectomy in the Elderly: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Presenter
    London, United Kingdom 1994
    Presentation- Age-related Alteration in Vascular Heat Shock Protein Expression in Response to Stress, International Society for Heart Research
  • Presenter
    Oxford, United Kingdom 1988
    Presentation- Adrenal Response to Surgical Stress, John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford University) Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Presenter
    Padova, Italy 1984
    Presentation- Hemodynamic Effects of Human Corticotropin Releasing Hormone, Serono Symposia on the Adrenal Gland and Hypertension

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Doctors in America2007, 2008
Certificate of Excellence: Oncologic and Endocrine SurgeryYale Medical Group2007
Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Education2006
International Health Professional of the Year2006
Gold Award for Clinical ExcellenceYale Medical Group, Endocrine Surgery2006
Medical Staff All Star Award (for Exemplary Service to Others)2006
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer2005, 2006
Best Doctors in America2005, 2006
President, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons2005
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers2004
International Health Professional of the Year2004
America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals2003, 2004
Edward H. Storer Award for Excellence in Surgical Teaching2003
New York Best DoctorsNew York Magazine2002, 2008
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area2002, 2007
America’s Top Doctors2002, 2007
Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons of New York2002
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Clinical Research Award given to Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Supervised Research Fellow1998
Taussig/Blalock Award to Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Supervised Research Fellow1998
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Clinical Research Award given to Herbert Chen, M.D., Supervised Research FellowAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons1997
Richard Bennett Darnall Professor of Surgery1997
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Basic Research Award given to C. B. Gordon, M.D., Supervised Research FellowAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons1994
George H. A. Clowes, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Memorial Research Career Development AwardAmerican College of Surgeons1993, 1998
Lilly Clinician Scientist Award1991, 1992
Lilly Clinician Scientist Award1990, 1991
George D. Zuidema Research Award1986
George D. Zuidema Research Award, First Place Honors1985
Kane-King Obstetrical Society1981
Freed Award in Preventative Medicine1981
A.O.A.1981
Ordronaux Award, Graduate with the Highest Scholastic Standing First in Class of 150The George Washington University School Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC1981
First place in the George Washington University Medical Center Annual Research CompetitionGeorge Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC1980
Donald Glew Memorial Research Award1980
Lamport Biomedical Research Award1979
First place in the George Washington University Medical Center Annual Research CompetitionGeorge Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC1978
Donald Glew Memorial Research Award1978
Andrew Willey Scholarship Award1978
Kunkel Research Award for Outstanding Biological Investigation1977
Udelsman, This Side of Reality, One Man Sculpture Exhibit1977
Graduated with Honors in Biology for Male Fertility Control ResearchLafayette College, Easton, PA1977
Magna Cum LaudeLafayette College, Eaton, PA1977
The McKelvy Scholars Program1976
New York State Regents Scholarship1973

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