Meet Dr. Salas-Whalen

Dr. Salas-Whalen’s passion for medicine and her patients’ wellness fuels THE results-driven approach to her practice


Dr. Salas-Whalen is a triple board certified physician with broad experience across all facets of endocrinology, with a particular emphasis on obesity, diabetes and thyroid disorders. She believes that every patient is different and that effective care must be customized according to individual needs. She is a strong advocate for prevention rather than treatment – especially in regard to obesity and diabetes. She performs in-office thyroid ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules.

Dr. Salas-Whalen is an active participant in the continuing advancement of her field and a strong proponent of lifelong career learning. She is a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Hospital.

Dr. Salas-Whalen speaks English and Spanish fluently.


Why choose Dr. Salas-Whalen?

Dr. Salas-Whalen will provide you with caring, highly personalized care that begins with taking the time to fully understand your needs. Her primary objective is to provide you with greater knowledge and, as a result, more control of your health.


  • Internal Medicine

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Obesity Medicine


  • Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at University of Maryland

  • Research fellow in Obesity Surgery at John Hopkins University

  • Residency in Internal Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center as part of Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York

  • Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico




“Pancreatic Polypeptide Administration Enhances Insulin Sensitivity and Reduces the Insulin Requirement of Patients on Insulin Pump Therapy” (manuscript submission). A. Rabiee, P. Galiatsatos, R. Salas-Carrillo, M.D. Thompson, D.K. Andersen and D. Elahi. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolisim (2011). Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Johns Hopkins - Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD and Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts MedicalSchool, Worcester, MA.

“Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia after Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass: Unraveling the Role of Gut Hormone and Pancreatic Endocrine Dysfunction.” 
A. Rabiee, J.T. Magruder, R. Salas-Carrillo, J.M. Egan, D. Elahi and D.K.Andersen. Journal of Surgical Research (2010): 1-7. Department of Surgery, Medicine and Pathology,Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

“Nesidioblastosis in a Patient with HIV and History of Opiod Use” 
(abstract, presentation). R. Salas-Carillo, H.R. Alexander and E. Streeten. 91stAnnual Meeting of the Endocrine Society (2009)Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition and Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Disparate Improvement in Peripheral Tissue Sensitivity and Hepatic Tissue Insulin Sensitivity Following Bariatric Surgery” (abstract, presentation). A. Rabiee, P. Galiatsatos, R. Salas-Carillo, A.O. Lidor, K.E. Steele, M.D. Schweitzer, T.H. Magnuson, M. Habibi, B.R. Gibson, D.K. Andersen and D. Elahi. 92nd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society (2010). Department of Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore,MD.

“Accuracy and reliability of the Nova Stat-Strip Glucose Meter for Real-Time Blood Glucose Determinations During Glucose Clamp Studies.” 
A. Rabiee, T. Magruder, C. Grant, R. Salas-Carrillo, A. Gillette, J. DuBois, R. Shannon, D.K. Andersen and D. Elahi. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 4.5 (2010): 1195-1201. Department of Surgery, Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, Nova Biomedical,Waltham, MA and Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA.

“Prospective Study of Gut Hormone and Metabolic Changes after Adjustable Gastric Banding and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.” 
J. Korner, W. Inabnet, G. Febres, I.M. Conwell, D.J. McMahon, R. Salas-Carrillo, C. Taveras, B. Schrope and M. Bessler. International Journal of Obesity (2009): 1-10. Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA and Department of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,New York, NY.