Dr. Salazar has obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude. She then completed her Internal Medicine and Rheumatology post-graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Salazar’s clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, vasculitis, among others.
Dr. Salazar has also completed a Master’s in Clinical Research training at UTHealth. She is the recipient of a minority supplement award from the National Institutes of Health and was also selected as a recipient of the Scientist Development Award by the Rheumatology Research Foundation for her work on epigenetics of systemic sclerosis in 2014. Dr. Salazar is currently the Chief of Rheumatology at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston. Dr. Salazar is also fluent in Spanish and English.