Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA, FACS, FACE

William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; Surgeon-in-Chief, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Chairman of the Board, Yale Medicine; Leader of the Endocrine Cancer Disease Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT (April 2012 - Current)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Endocrine Surgery

Cancer Center: Endocrine Cancers Program | Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Cancer Genetics

Office of Student Research

Pediatric Thyroid Center

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Robert Udelsman, MD, MSB, MBA, FACS, FACE a graduate of Lafayette College, attended George Washington University School of Medicine and graduated first in his class in 1981. He obtained his surgical training at John Hopkins and completed fellowships in medical endocrinology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, oncologic surgery at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and gastrointestinal surgery at John Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Udelsman’s clinical research has focused on the development of minimally invasive endocrine surgery with an emphasis on the parathyroid glands. His work has resulted in over 300 publications. He has received multiple awards and is a member of 30 national and international societies and 7 editorial boards. He is past President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He maintains an active clinical practice and has performed over 6,000 thyroid and 2,500 parathyroid cases.

He is the William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Chairman of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Chairman of Yale Medicine. He considers his most important role as that of an educator committed to training tomorrow’s leaders in academic surgery.

Education & Training

MA Yale University, Hon (2001)
MBA Johns Hopkins University (2000)
MD George Washington School of Medicine (1981)
BA Lafayette College (1977)
Fellow Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Chief Resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellow National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Fellow National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
Resident John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Intern Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification AB of Surgery, Surgery, General (1990)

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America (2007), (2008)

  • Certificate of Excellence: Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery Yale Medical Group (2007)

  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Education (2006)

  • International Health Professional of the Year (2006)

  • Gold Award for Clinical ExcellenceYale Medical Group, Endocrine Surgery (2006)

  • Medical Staff All Star Award (for Exemplary Service to Others) (2006)

  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (2005), (2006)

  • Best Doctors in America (2005), (2006)

  • President, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2005)

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004)

  • International Health Professional of the Year (2004)

  • America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals (2003), (2004)

  • Edward H. Storer Award for Excellence in Surgical Teaching (2003)

  • New York Best DoctorsNew York Magazine (2002), (2008)

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2002), (2007)

  • America’s Top Doctors (2002), (2007)

  • Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons of New York (2002)

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Clinical Research Award given to Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Supervised Research Fellow (1998)

  • Taussig/Blalock Award to Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Supervised Research Fellow (1998)

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Clinical Research Award given to Herbert Chen, M.D., Supervised Research FellowAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons (1997)

  • Richard Bennett Darnall Professor of Surgery (1997)

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Basic Research Award given to C. B. Gordon, M.D., Supervised Research FellowAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons (1994)

  • George H. A. Clowes, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Memorial Research Career Development AwardAmerican College of Surgeons (1993), (1998)

  • Lilly Clinician Scientist Award (1991), (1992)

  • Lilly Clinician Scientist Award (1990), (1991)

  • George D. Zuidema Research Award (1986)

  • George D. Zuidema Research Award, First Place Honors (1985)

  • Kane-King Obstetrical Society (1981)

  • Freed Award in Preventative Medicine (1981)

  • A.O.A. (1981)

  • Ordronaux Award, Graduate with the Highest Scholastic Standing First in Class of 150The George Washington University School Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC (1981)

  • First place in the George Washington University Medical Center Annual Research CompetitionGeorge Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC (1980)

  • Donald Glew Memorial Research Award (1980)

  • Lamport Biomedical Research Award (1979)

  • First place in the George Washington University Medical Center Annual Research CompetitionGeorge Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC (1978)

  • Donald Glew Memorial Research Award (1978)

  • Andrew Willey Scholarship Award (1978)

  • Kunkel Research Award for Outstanding Biological Investigation (1977)

  • Udelsman, This Side of Reality, One Man Sculpture Exhibit (1977)

  • Graduated with Honors in Biology for Male Fertility Control ResearchLafayette College, Easton, PA (1977)

  • Magna Cum LaudeLafayette College, Eaton, PA (1977)

  • The McKelvy Scholars Program (1976)

  • New York State Regents Scholarship (1973)

International Activity

  • Presenter Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico (1997)

    Presentation- Parathyroidectomy in the Elderly: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

  • Presenter London, United Kingdom (1994)

    Presentation- Age-related Alteration in Vascular Heat Shock Protein Expression in Response to Stress, International Society for Heart Research

  • Presenter Oxford, United Kingdom (1988)

    Presentation- Adrenal Response to Surgical Stress, John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford University) Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Presenter Padova, Italy (1984)

    Presentation- Hemodynamic Effects of Human Corticotropin Releasing Hormone, Serono Symposia on the Adrenal Gland and Hypertension

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Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA, FACS, FACE
Patient Care Locations
Endocrine Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Cancer CenterYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Endocrine SurgeryFarnam Memorial Building
310 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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