Jacob Moalem, M.D.

Jacob Moalem, M.D.

Contact Information

UR Medicine Surgical Oncology
160 Sawgrass Dr.
Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14620

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Ambulatory Care Facility Third Floor (AC-3)
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-4633
Appointment: (585) 275-1611

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Dr. Moalem, Associate Professor of Surgery, received his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Medical Degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn.
Dr. Moalem developed an interest in Endocrine Surgery during his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, where he also served as the Executive Chief Resident. He then pursued further subspecialty training during a premier Endocrine Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with Dr. Orlo Clark, one of the giants in the field. There, he gained additional experience in the multidisciplinary management of benign and cancerous disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands and served as a clinical instructor.

Dr. Moalem's clinical and research concentrations focus on cancerous and benign lesions and disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine tumors of the pancreas. He brings expertise in minimally invasive thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, in addition to laparoscopic adrenalectomy. His elective clinical practice focuses exclusively on these operations, and he performs more than 300 operations per year.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Moalem is also licensed in the states of New Jersey and California. He has authored numerous publications and is a member of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Association for Endocrine Surgeons. He holds numerous important leadership positions in these organizations, among which are his recent appointment as Chair Elect of the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association and his role as, Delegate to the American Medical Association.

Awards & Honors (Local)

AMA Foundation Leadership Award 2012
University of Rochester 2012 Faculty Development Grant - $4,000 | University of Rochester 2012
Association for Surgical Education Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) 2012
Recipient, Friends of Strong grant- $45,000 | University of Rochester 2010
Recipient, University of Rochester Surgery Chief Residents' Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. | University of Rochester 2010
Recipient, American College of Surgeons' Health Policy Scholarship Award 2010
Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Northern California caucus, Resident/fellow paper of the year. 2008
Mount Zion Health Fund Award, University of California, San Francisco. 2007
Resident of the Year Award, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. 2007
Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident Surgeon Award. Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery 2007
Golden Key National Honor Society 1994

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD)


Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | Medicine | SUNY Downstate Coll Medicine2001
MS | Natural Sciences | St Univ at Buffalo1997
Attended 2007 - 2008
Attended 2006 - 2007
Attended 2002 - 2006
Attended 2001 - 2002
Attended 1997 - 2001
Attended 1996 - 1997
Attended 1991 - 1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco School of07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Residency in General Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital07/01/2002 - 06/30/2007
Internship in General Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002