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James A. Saltsman III, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
No Referral Required

Facilities & Clinics

    • Address
      775 Pole Line Rd. W. Suite 302 Twin Falls, ID 83301
      Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 814-8780

About James A. Saltsman III


James Saltsman, MD, MPH specializes in pediatric surgery with special interests in pediatric cancer and public health. In addition to providing excellent care to his patients, Dr. Saltsman’s professional goals include improving the quality of care for surgical patients through multidisciplinary collaborative quality improvement projects, promoting research to improve outcomes for children with cancer, and improving access to high quality pediatric surgical care in rural areas. 

Dr. Saltsman received a bachelor’s degree in health and social science from the University of Michigan, where he was involved in cancer research and was active in several musical groups including the University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble. He then went on to work on the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) project, and then on to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he completed a master’s degree in public health. During his master’s studies, Dr. Saltsman realized he wanted to be a physician and after a short stint as a special assistant in the Baltimore City Health Department he attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

After medical school Dr. Saltsman completed his general surgery residency training in New York City at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  During this time, he also completed a two-year research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University where he was engaged in clinical and laboratory research into pediatric cancer.

In addition to publications and presentations at national and international conferences, Dr. Saltsman’s work was awarded the Rosenkrantz Award for Clinical Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Saltsman enjoys cooking, cycling, and adventures with his wife and children.

  • Medical School

    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    Universite de Montreal - CHU Sainte Justine
  • Board Certifications

    General Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery
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  • Languages Spoken