Dr. M. Fernando Salazar is the Chairman of the Board at Bay Area Heart Center.
He has been elected by his peers to the prestigious office of Chief of Staff-President of the Medical Staff at St.
Anthony’s Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Anthony’s Hospital and has been a member
of the Board of Trustees at Northside Hospital and the Board of Trustees at Largo Medical Center. He was the
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 at Largo
Medical Center. He had the honor of being elected Chief of Staff-President of the Medical Staff by his peers at
Northside 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
Joined Practice: 1999
Medical Degree: State University of New York
Internship: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, New York
Residency: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, New York
Fellowship: Sisters of Charity Medical Center, New York
Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI)
ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine
ABIM Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
CBNC Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology