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Salem E. Hernández

Clinical Fellow

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Salem E. Hernández


Salem E. Hernández is a clinical fellow in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine. He holds a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he was an AHEC/Urban Health Scholar and elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following medical school he completed his internship and residency in the Osler Medical Training program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was selected to serve as an Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident). Currently his clinical interests include improving ICU outcomes, humanism and palliative care measures in critical illness, interventional pulmonology and advanced bronchoscopic interventions.

Prior to medical school he served as an Assistant Dean of Admission at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Outside of the hospital he can be found dancing salsa with his wife in the Ninth Square of New Haven, Connecticut.

Education & Training

  • Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident)
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (2025)
  • Residency
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (2023)
  • Internship
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (2021)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2020)
  • BA
    Bowdoin College (2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow of the YearYale Internal Medicine Residency Program2024
ATS Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award American Thoracic Society2022
James H. Foster MD Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2020
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Exemplary Service AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2020
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyArnold P. Gold Foundation2020
Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society2020

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