Departments & Organizations
Pancreatic Diseases Program
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
|MD||University of Rhodesia (1978)|
|MBChB||University of Rhodesia (1978)|
|Chief Resident||New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA|
|Senior Resident||New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA|
|Research Felllow||Dana Farber Cancer Center & New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA|
|Resident||Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK|
|Emergency Room Physician||Guys Hospital, London, UK|
|PGY-2 OB/GYN||Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Intern||Harare Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Board Certification||AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (1991, recertified: 2011)|
Honors & Recognition
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)
Master of Arts, Honoris CausaYale University, New Haven, CT (2006)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (2006)
Alvin Feinstein Clinical Teaching Award (2005)
Member Society of Distinguished Teachers (2005)
The Best Doctors - N.Y. Metro AreaCastle, Connolly Medical (2003, 2008)
Yale-New Haven Hospital Operating Rooms AwardYale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (2003)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (2002)
Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons, NY Metro areasNew York Magazine (2002)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (2001)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (2000)
The Best Doctors - N.Y. Metro AreaCastle, Connolly Medical (1998, 2000)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (1996)
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award (1991)