Michael Salem
President and Chief Executive Officer
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as 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® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    Magnesium metabolism in critical illness; Neuroendocrine responses in acute illness; Mechanisms of sepsis-induced changes in lipoprotein metabolism

    Related News & Press Releases


    George Washington University, MD
    Washington University, BA
    George Washington University Hospital, Chief Resident: Surgery
    George Washington University Hospital, Senior Resident: Surgery
    George Washington University Hospital, Resident: Surgery
    Boston University Hospital, Intern and Resident: Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Surgical Critical Care
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Critical Care

    Awards & Recognition

    2007: Colorado Biosciences Association Board of Directors
    2004-Current: 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


    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

    Contact Information



    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

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