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Sara Z. Salim, M.D.

Sara Z. Salim, M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation , Medicine

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 275-5321


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 150
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Sara Z. Salim, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. She earned her medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffal...
Sara Z. Salim, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. She earned her medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Salim is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her special interests and expertise include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, Ultrasound guided injections and spasticity management with Botox injections.

Certified Specialties

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2013 - 2013

Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2010 - 2013

Internship, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine. 2009 - 2010


MD | American University of the Caribbean. 2009

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Very fortunate to have such a wonderful provider!

Feb 18, 2024

5.0 stars

Always good. I would recommend her to anyone. I have done so already.

Feb 15, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Salim is excellent communicator - listening and answering all questions, taking time to review MRI in detail with me... explaining so easy to understand options/next steps.

Jan 23, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Salim was very knowledgeable very caring answered all of my questions. I was very impress with Dr. Salim. I would highly recommend her to any one -

Jan 23, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Salim is excellent, approachable, and listens to all of her patients. None of the usual MD arrogance. She's about the only doctor that I trust in Rochester.

Jan 03, 2024

5.0 stars

Very helpful (good).

Nov 27, 2023

5.0 stars

Always a good experience.

Nov 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good communication & explanation.

Aug 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good.

Aug 11, 2023

4.6 stars

Dr. Salim is a great doctor and has a wonderful personality. She is extremely intelligent but also makes things easy to understand for a non-medical person.

Jul 24, 2023


Dr. Salim was thorough compassionate and included me in decision making for my treatment.

Jul 13, 2023


Dr. Salim great at listening to me and explaining my options for future treatment of my hip pain.

Jun 04, 2023


My condition is under-studied, but she does the best she can under the circumstances. She manages very well.

May 23, 2023


Excellent experience with this doctor!

Apr 29, 2023

Dr. Salim is the best!!!!!!

Apr 04, 2023


Best Doctor

Mar 31, 2023


She was quite good. I say that because she knew my problems and was easy to understand. She gave me a referral to a another provider which was acceptable. Her time with me displayed no rush and was excellent with me.

Feb 05, 2023

Dr. Salim thoroughly explained the results of my MRI in terms I could understand. She is patient and takes the time to answer questions.

Jan 02, 2023


Dr. Salim is extraordinary. Knowledgeable without being arrogant, and has a very transparent process. Speaks right at the level I need, and highly considerate. She's by far my favorite physician.

Dec 23, 2022


I have seen a lot of doctors recently, and she was by far one of the best!

Nov 11, 2022


Prescribed meds before appointment that worked. Didn't need any injections at visit.

Sep 28, 2022


I would recommend and have many times recommended her to many friends and family.

Aug 25, 2022


I drive 1.5 hours each way to see Dr. Salim for care of my aging and sports-injured knees. She listens carefully, examines carefully, explains coherently, discusses options, takes notes. She is cordial, personable, calm and efficient, focused on our visit, never appearing rushed amid the challenges of a busy practice with fluctuating patient needs and circumstances. I rely on Dr. Salim to help me keep my original knees working dependably for life.

Aug 20, 2022


Dr Sara Salim is an EXCELLENT doctor.

Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Salim spent over 30 minutes going over my MRI results. She let me start with my questions (which I had many) and she answered each in detail. She then went over what she felt were the most important findings on my MRI. Together we made the decision of the next steps forward. She always makes me feel part of the decision and respects my concerns. Dr. Salim always believes and understand my pain. In both in-person and on the phone, Dr. Salim always answers all of my questions and never makes me feel rushed. She is an example of what a great doctor should be and unfortunately there are not many around like her.

Jul 22, 2022


Dr Salim is the first doctor I've had that really understands my (rare-ish) condition, and one of the few doctors I've found helpful in any way. She's thoughtful, courteous, respectful, and highly knowledgeable without arrogance. I wish she were an option 20 years ago.

Jun 24, 2022


[...] she was fine.

Jun 02, 2022


Dr. Salim spent a lot of time with me trying to unravel what is happening with my health.

May 22, 2022


[...] I'm happy with Dr. Salim.

Apr 10, 2022


Dr. Salim Is terrific. So easy to feel I'm on a wavelength with her. She listens, asks, palpates, explains, offers options, compares them, partners In decision-making. She even demonstrated potential knock-on gait and hip effects from impaired leg swing due to knee pain/stiffness. She's the reason I drive two hours to Rochester for knee maintenance, versus a half-hour to Syracuse. I'd recommend her without hesitation.

Apr 05, 2022


Best MD I have seen in the STRONG system.

Mar 21, 2022


Dr Salim is an excellent doctor.

Feb 14, 2022


Dr Salim was the most concerned for my my health issues and took time to listen to me and time to answer all my concerns,extremely pleased with this provider!!

Feb 12, 2022


[...]. Dr. Salim is excellent.

Feb 07, 2022


Dr. Was extremely thorough and prepared for my medical condition.

Feb 06, 2022