Sergio Salazar, M.D., MBE
Dr. Sergio Salazar is a board-certified Internist with a strong interest in medical education.
He began his medical career at the American University of the Caribbean and progressed to residency training at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. During his time at ETSU, Dr. Salazar was honored with Outstanding PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency awards, was chosen as chief resident, inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award. After completion of his training, Dr. Salazar joined the faculty at James H. Quillen College of Medicine teaching internal medicine while concurrently furthering his education and research experience in the field of allergy and immunology.
Dr. Salazar transitioned from academics to private practice and began a solo inpatient/outpatient practice in West Tennessee, a position he held for twelve years. He later developed and led a hospitalist program for Baptist Memorial Hospital in West Tennessee. Subsequently, he returned to teaching joining the Orlando Health Internal Medicine residency program as an inpatient academic attending.
The College of Medicine welcomed Dr. Salazar in September 2011. Dr. Salazar is Clerkship Director of the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine clerkship. He is one of the core faculty teachers in the cardiopulmonary module and also assists in the practice of medicine module. He teaches physical diagnosis during the third year and an offers a fourth year elective. He is an active clinician at UCF Health.
His interests include general internal medicine, the physician-patient relationship and the art of medicine. His interest in the humanistic aspect of medicine and medical professionalism led him to obtain, as a member of the inaugural class, a Masters in Bioethics from Harvard Medical School.
He has been recognized as an excellent teacher by the ETSU College of Medicine, Bethel University and the University of Florida physician assistant programs. He has received the Hippocratic Oath award, Best role Model award and Best Attending award form our student body.
Dr. Salazar is a member of the American College of Physicians, American society for Bioethics and Humanities, The Florida Bioethics Network, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and a fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine.