Dr. M. Fernando Salazar is the Chairman of the Board at Bay Area Heart Center.
He was elected by his peers to the prestigious office of Chief of Staff-President of the Medical Staff at Northside Hospital. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Largo Medical Center. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Northside Hospital. He is the past Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute. Dr. Salazar served as the Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He had the honor of being elected Chief of Staff-President of the Medical Staff by his peers at Saint Anthony’s Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Anthony’s Hospital. He was the Chief of Medicine at Saint Anthony’s Hospital. He serves on the Baycare Clinical Leadership Council and led as Chairman of the Quality Council at Saint Anthony’s Hospital as well as being the chairman of many other committees at many of the local hospitals. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Pinellas County Medical Society.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Salazar received his medical degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Salazar completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center in New York, where he was elected as the Chief Resident. He then pursued subspecialty training in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sisters of Charity Medical Center in New York, having the honor to serve as the Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine. Additionally, he was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York and Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.
During his training, Dr. Salazar was Resident of the Year and earned several awards for cardiovascular research from the American College of Physicians and the Richmond Medical Society of Staten Island, New York. Dr. Salazar has the distinguished accolade of receiving the Frist Humanitarian Award, which recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.