Michael Salem, MD, FACS Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Michael Salem, MD, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Jewish Health. President and Chief Executive Officer Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Special Interests Research Interests Magnesium metabolism in critical illness; Neuroendocrine responses in acute illness; Mechanisms of sepsis-induced changes in lipoprotein metabolism News & Videos Aspen Community Raises $265,000 for National Jewish Health at Eighth Annual Bella Sera on Aug. 4, 20 Beach Boys’ Co-Founder Brian Wilson Headlines Ninth Annual Bella Sera Benefiting National Jewish Hea Beaux Arts Ball Raises $1.9 Million to Benefit National Jewish Health Beaux Arts Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball Raises Over $2 Million to Benefit National Jewish Health Bill Gold, Phil Karsh and Eddie Robinson Receive National Jewish Health President’s Award Blair E. Richardson Named Chair of National Jewish Health Board of Directors Hospitals Complete Joint Operating Agreement Matthew Lustig of Lazard Honored at 46th Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner Dance More Than $2 Million Raised to Benefit National Jewish Health at Beaux Arts Ball Presented by Morgri Mount Sinai − National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens in New York City National Jewish Health Awarded $11.5 Million in Department of Defense Grants National Jewish Health Establishes Cohen Family Asthma Institute To Cure Severe Asthma National Jewish Health Named #2 Respiratory Hospital in the Nation National Jewish Health Named #2 Respiratory Hospital in the Nation National Jewish Health Receives $1M Donation for Palliative Care Program National Jewish Health Respiratory Care Recognized by U.S. News & World Report National Jewish Health to Provide Pediatric Respiratory, Allergy and Immunology Services at Rocky Mo Pamela Zeitlin, MD, PhD, Named Chair of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health Education Education 1986 George Washington University, MD 1982 Washington University, BA Residency 1992 - 1993 George Washington University Hospital, Chief Resident: Surgery 1991 - 1992 George Washington University Hospital, Senior Resident: Surgery 1988 - 1989 George Washington University Hospital, Resident: Surgery 1986 - 1988 Boston University Hospital, Intern and Resident: Surgery Fellowship 1993 - 1994 Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Surgical Critical Care 1989 - 1990 Massachusetts General Hospital, Critical Care Awards & Recognition 2007: Colorado Biosciences Association Board of Directors 2004-2016: National Council of Arts and Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1996-2000: Editorial Board, Critical Care Medicine Professional Memberships American Medical Association American College of Surgeons Fellow, American College of Surgeons Publications Casey G, Lindor N, Papadopoulos N, Moskow, J, Steelman S, Buzin C, Sommer S, Aronson M, Gallinger S, Thibodeau S, Barker M, Young J, Jass J, Hopper J, Diep A, Bapat B, Salem M, Seminara D, and Haile R, for the Colon Cancer Family Registry: A novel genetic testing platform substantially improves MLH1 and MSH2 mutation detection in patients with colorectal cancer. JAMA 2005; 293:799-809. Page S, Salem M, Laughlin M: Intracellular Magnesium is an Important Regulator of ATP Phosphorylation and Adenine Nucleotide Synthesis in Human Erythrocytes. Am J Physiol 1998; 274:E920-E927. Academic Affiliations Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions 2008-Present: Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver 1999: Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, George Washington University 1999: Vice Chairman Department of Surgery, George Washington University Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. 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