Dr. Salazar was awarded her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then completed her Internal Medicine and Rheumatology post-graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Salazar’s clinical interests include systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, vasculitis, among others. Dr. Salazar has a particular interest in translational research with a focus on epigenetics and completed a year of training in Rheumatology Clinical Research. She is the recipient of a minority supplement award from the National Institutes of Health and was also chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Scientist Development Award by the Rheumatology Research Foundation for her work in scleroderma research. Dr. Salazar represented the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) at the 2014 European Rheumatology Research meeting.


Medical Degree
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California/Tijuana, Mexico
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011-present
  • Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013-present