Jane E. Salmon, M.D.


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Biographical Info

Dr. Jane Salmon is the Collette Kean Research Professor at Hospital for Special Surgery.  She is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs at Weill Cornell College of Medicine.

Dr. Salmon graduated magna cum laude from New York University and earned a medical degree in 1978 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where she was the first woman enrolled in their Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed training in internal medicine at The New York Hospital and in rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery, where she currently conducts clinical and basic research studies and practices rheumatology.  Dr. Salmon has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology and Rheumatology Research Foundation.  Dr. Salmon was co-editor of Arthritis and Rheumatism and is currently an Associate Editor of Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. At Hospital for Special Surgery, she is a Director of the Lupus and APS Center of Excellence, co-Director of the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research.

Dr. Salmon’s research has focused on elucidating mechanisms of tissue injury in lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Her basic, translational and clinical studies have led to a paradigm shift in the understanding of mechanisms of pregnancy loss, cardiovascular disease and end-organ damage in patients with lupus.  She identified the critical role of inflammation as a mediator of placental insufficiency and defined new treatment targets.

Honors and Awards

Elected member, National Academy of Medicine, 2016

Master, American College of Rheumatology, 2017

Evelyn Hess Award, Lupus Foundation of America, 2014

Swartz Lectureship, Swedish Society of Medicine, 2012

Virginia Kneeland Frantz ’22 Distinguished Women in Medicine Award, Columbia P&S Alumni Association, 2012

New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2013, 2012, 2009, 2004

American Association of Physicians 2008

Carol Nachman Prize in Rheumatology (most prestigious international award for rheumatology), 2007

Theodore E. Woodward Award, American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2007

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Clinical Expertise
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Attending Physician
    Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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