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Surgical Specialists

J. R. Salameh, MD, FACS

  • Practice: Surgical Specialists
  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Heartburn Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery
  • Certification: Surgery
  • Education: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Residency: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Languages: English, French, Arabic
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes


Dr. J. R. Salameh is a Board-certified general surgeon and a fellowship trained laparoendoscopic surgery specialist. He is the current Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center. After obtaining his M.D. from Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Dr. Salameh did his General Surgery training at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and then completed a Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas). Prior to joining Surgical Specialists at Virginia Hospital Center in July 2007, he was Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgery Simulation Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS). He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinical) at Georgetown University.

Dr. Salameh performs a wide range of minimally-invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgical procedures-including laparoscopic weight loss surgeries. He is the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center. He takes a laparoscopic (“key hole”) approach to operations on the esophagus, stomach, bowels, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and adrenal glands whenever possible. In addition, he performs surgery on the thyroid and parathyroid glands and is nationally recognized as an expert on both traditional and minimally-invasive hernia surgery.

Dr. Salameh is fully certified by the American Board of Surgery in all aspects of general surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Hernia Society and several other national groups. The author of numerous publications and journal articles, Dr. Salameh is also a frequent lecturer and scientific presenter proficient in English, French and Arabic.

Dr. Salameh is married to Carla and has three sons. He enjoys sports, reading, home improvement and the theatre.

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Congratulations to Dr. Salameh for being named in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2014 TOP DOCTORS!

Congratulations to Dr. Salameh for being named in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2014 TOP DOCTORS!

Congratulations to Dr. J. R. Salameh for being named in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2015 2015_Washingtonian_Top_Doctors_120pixTOP DOCTORS!

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