Spring 2016

Medical Society Honors

Deeb Salem has mentored generations of students and residents

125x125_Salem_Deeb_ rev yellowDeeb Salem, physician-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2016 recipient of its Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service. The award honors a physician who has made a distinguished demonstration of compassion and dedication to the medical needs of his or her patients and the general public.

Salem, a cardiologist, has guided medical students and residents as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine since he joined Tufts Medical Center (formerly called Tufts-New England Medical Center). With more than 170 publications to his name, he is a recognized expert in coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. His positions at the center include service as chief medical officer and interim president. He was named physician-in-chief and the Sheldon M. Wolff Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in 1999.

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