Robert Udelsman MD, MBA, FACS, FACE

William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Chair, Department of Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Clinical Program Leader, Endocrine Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Chairman of the Board, Yale Medical Group

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics | Endocrine Oncology Program

Pediatric Thyroid Center

Surgery: Endocrine/General Surgery

Cancer Genetics

Research Interests

Minimally invasive surgery; Including techniques for minimizing the trauma of surgery; Endocrine surgery; Endocrine oncology more...


  • B.A., Lafayette College, 1977
  • M.D., George Washington School of Medicine, 1981
  • M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Udelsman R. High success rate of parathyroid reoperation may be achieved with improved localization diagnosis. World J Surg 32(7):1512-7, 2008
  • Sosa JA, Mehta P, Thomas DC, Berland G, Farrell M, Gross C, Gusberg, R, Kinder B, McNamara R, Rosenthal R, Udelsman R, Bravata DM, Roman SA. Evaluating the Surgical Literature: Can Standardizing Peer-Review Today Predict Manuscript Impact Tomorrow? Ann Surgery (in press) 2008
  • Longo WE, Seashore J, Duffy A, Udelsman R. Attrition of Categorical General Surgery Residents: Results of a 20-Year Audit. Amer J Surg (in press) 2008



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