Meet Our Team
The specialists at OC Reflux are committed to your health and well-being. Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of medical care in an environment of compassion and understanding.
Yasser H. Salem, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Yasser Salem is a board-certified general surgeon in Huntington Beach. He has been practicing for nearly two decades, becoming highly-skilled in the surgical treatment of vascular conditions, cancers, abdominal obstructions, lipomas, gallstones, appendicitis, and other medical conditions.
Dr. Salem completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Wayne State University (link) between 1987 and 1995, graduating medical school in the top third of his class. He went on to complete a three-year general surgery residency at Cleveland’s Huron Hospital, where he was recognized as “Resident of the Year” and received honors for excellence in research. Dr. Salem continued his residency for an additional two years at the Western Penn/Temple University Hospital in Pittsburgh, and finally completing his education in 2000.
Within his first three years practicing as a primary surgeon, Dr. Salem completed more than 3,000 surgeries. Since 2003, he has been working in private practice as a general and vascular surgeon in Huntington Beach. Today, he operates a comprehensive Orange County vein clinic (link to home page) and routinely performs more than 100 surgeries every month.
Dr. Salem emphasizes ongoing education and the value of professional memberships and peer review. He has been a diplomat of the American College of Surgeons since 2003 and currently maintains membership in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Medical Association and the local Orange County Medical Association.
When away from his office and the operating room, Dr. Salem can be found spending time with his wife or pursuing some of his favorite extracurricular activities– volleyball, soccer and basketball.