For Jason Salsamendi, M.D., patient care is a partnership where his role is to help people make informed decisions that best meet their needs. He followed his passion into interventional radiology in the field’s early days, when he was in medical school, after seeing the way doctors could seamlessly and artfully bring together leading-edge technology and established aspects of medical care.
Dr. Salsamendi is excited to offer patients at Lennar Foundation Cancer Center at City of Hope Orange County the best in leading-edge, gentler procedures such as ultrasound-guided biopsies, radioembolizations for tumors in the liver, kyphoplasty for spinal injuries and procedures for vascular malformation.
His medical training took place at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he pursued a combined, seven-year bachelor’s and M.D. curriculum. Dr. Salsamendi completed his residency in radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was chief resident, then became a fellow in interventional radiology at New York University.
Dr. Salsamendi joined City of Hope from Kaiser Permanente Riverside in California. Before that, he was on the faculty at the University of Miami, where he received the Department of Surgery Chief Resident Appreciation Teaching Award. His research addressing vascular disease has been funded by the JDRF and has yielded nearly 90 journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and case studies.
Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Salsamendi enjoys spending time away from the clinic gardening and going on adventures with his wife and two children — whether that means biking, skateboarding, camping, hiking, or playing tennis and basketball.
Education & Experience
2019, State of California, C162598
2014, American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Diplomate
2012, American Board of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Subspecialty Certification
2010, State of Florida, ME 106663
2009, American Board of Radiology
California DEA, FS1745477
2004, M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine
2000, B.S., University of Miami
2009-2010, Vascular Interventional Radiology Fellowship, Department of Radiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008-2009, Chief Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
2005-2009, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Department of Radiology,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
2004-2005, Internal Medicine Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY
2022-Present, Clinical Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
2019-2022, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist, Kaiser Permanente Riverside, Department of Radiology Riverside, California
2019-2022, Teleradiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Department of Radiology
2017-2019, Associate Professor of Clinical Interventional Radiology, Department of Interventional Radiology, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Miami, Florida
2017-2019, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2010-2017, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2015-2017, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery (secondary appointment), Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1999-2000, Research Assistant to Ann Leubke, M.D. (PI), University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
Awards & Memberships
2009, New York Roentgen Quiz 1st Place Winner, Pediatric Neuroradiology
2009, New York Roentgen Quiz 2nd Place Winner, Pet Imaging
2008, RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award, Radiology, Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY
2007, New York Roentgen Quiz 2nd Place Winner, Body MRI
2003, Alpha Omega Alpha, Miami FL
2000-2004, Medical School Scholarship, Board of Trustees 4-Year Full Tuition, University of Miami, Miami, FL
1997-2004, MD/BS program, University of Miami Medical Scholar Program, 7 year combined, Miami, FL
2016-Present, American College of Phlebology
2006-Present, Radiology Society of North America
2015-Present, Association of Program Directors In Interventional Radiology
2008-Present, Society of Interventional Radiology
2015-2020, Florida Vascular Society
2013-2017, South Florida Society for Vascular Surgery
2011-2013, American College of Radiology
2007-2013, American Roentgen Ray Society
Books and Monographs
Salsamendi J, Arya R, Ghosh S, Narayanan G. Pharmacomechanical Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism. In: Vascular Imaging and Endovascular Intervention, Kim D, Orron D, Patel N, Farber A, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher, Chapter 37. ISBN-13: 978-9385999024
Quintana D, Salsamendi J, Munera F. Interventional Radiology in Trauma Setting. In: Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Asensio JA and Trunkey DD, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Chapter 25, pp 116 - 122. ISBN-13: 978-0323079808
Salsamendi J, Gortes F, Issam K. New Concepts In The Management of Pulmonary Embolus. In: Atlas of Endovascular Venous Surgery 2nd ed., Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Chapter 15. ISBN 9780323511391. Pending publishing: Interventional Radiology in Trauma Setting. In: Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Asensio JA and Trunkey DD, 3rd ed.
Bayona Molano MDP, Salsamendi J, et al. Emergent mechanical thrombectomy for right atrial clot and massive pulmonary embolism using flowtriever. Clin Case Rep. 2021 Jan; 21;9(3): 1241-1246. PMID 33768819.
Molano MDPB, Garza L, Selvaggi G, Vasani J, Gutierrez, Salsamendi J, et al. Impact of liver-directed therapy and non-therapy on the waiting time list of patient candidates for liver transplantation; retrospective survival analysis. Clin Exp Hepatol. 2020 Dec; 6(4): 304-312. PMID 33511277.
Cortesi C, Sedki M, Ruiz P, Salsamendi J, et al. Computed Tomography- Guided Kidney Transplant Biopsy Outcomes: A Single Center Experience. Exp Clin Transplant. 2020 Nov; 18(6): 676-681 PMID 31526335.
Li S, Swersky A, Shah H, Salsamendi J, et al. Discover of spontaneous shunt following portal vein embolization. J Card Surg. 2019 Nov; 34(11): 1411-1415. PMID 31475755.
Nicolau-Raducu R, Livingstone J, Salsamendi J, et al. Visceral arterial embolization prior to multivisceral transplantation in recipient with cirrhosis, extensive portomesenteric thrombosis, and hostile abdomen:Performance and outcome analysis. Clin Transplant. 2019 Aug; 33(8). PMID 31230385.
Amin A, Salsamendi J, et al. High-Fidelity Endovascular Simulation. TVIR 2019 Mar; 22(1); 7-13. PMID 30765076.
Shah KS, Mohan PP, Salsamendi J. The Utility of Transesophageal Echocardiogram and Transabdominal Ultrasound for Facilitation of Inferior Vena Cava and Right Atrial Thrombus Removal Using AngioVac System. CVIR. 2018 Jan; 41(1): 197-199. PMID 28852827.
Amin A, Tu J, Salsamendi J. A Venous Malformation in the Vastus Lateralis; Our Experience with Cryotherapy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 52:31. PMID 29886207.
Mohan PP, Richarson AJ, Salsamendi J. Percutaneous Retrieval of IVC Filter With Struts Penetrating the Vertebral Body. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2018. Oct; 52(7): 550-552. PMID 298843578.
Amin A, Chang YS, Sullivan T, Salsamendi J. Retrieval of a Retained Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Stent Graft Deployment Line. JVIR. 2018 Sep; 29(9): 1330-1331. PMID 30146218.
Sandhu J, Swersky A, Salsamendi J, et al. Utilization of a Modified Roux- en-Y Anastamosis as an Accesss point for Percutaneous Transjejunal Cholangioplasty of Recurrent Biliary strictures. CVIR. 2019 Sep; 6. PMID 31493058.
Salsamendi J, Amin A. Sclerotherapy of Vastus Lateralis Ganglion Cyst. JVIR 2018 May; 29(5): 739. PMID: 29685664.
Amin A, Stark RM, Salsamendi J. Safe Travels During Hurricanes. Lancet 2018 Mar; 10;391(10124): 938. PMID 29536858.
Shah KS, Mohan PP, Salsamendi JT. The utility of transesophageal echocardiogram and transabdominal ultrasound for facilitation of inferior vena cava and right atrial thrombus removal using AngioVac System. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2018 Jan;41(1):197-199. PMID: 28852827
Doshi MH, Salsamendi J, Narayanan G. Portal venous stenosis following liver transplant: role of transsplenic intervention. Liver Transpl. 2017 Sep;23(9):1101-1102. PMID: 28734122
Salsamendi J, Morffi D, Gortes FJ. Removal of and Intramuscular Contraceptive Implant. JVIR 2017 Mar; 28(3): 465. PMID: 28231924
Gortes FJ, Salsamendi J. Minimally Invasive Management of Renovascular Complications After Renal Graft Transplantation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan; 38: 8. PMID: 28335117