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Jorge D. Salazar, MD

Senior Associate in Cardiovascular Surgery

"I feel very fortunate that my work enables me to help the children and adults I care for overcome even the most challenging heart problems, and thus achieve their full potential."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Repair of Coronary Anomalies
  • Aortic Root Surgery (including connective tissue disorders)
  • Pulmonary Valve Repair
  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

Departments

  • Cardiac Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Programs

  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Valve Program
  • Complex Biventricular Repair Program
  • Cardiac Surgery Program
  • Adult Congenital Heart Service
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I love what I do because people, especially children, have so much potential. 

They are our future and our most worthwhile investment. Being a parent myself, I always strive to deliver the very best outcome to patients, with the least amount of risk. I feel very fortunate that my work enables me to help the children and adults I care for overcome even the most challenging heart problems, and thus achieve their full potential.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical Degree

University of Washington, School of Medicine, 1994

Seattle, WA

Residency - General Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2000

Balitimore, MD

Residency - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003

Baltimore, MD

Fellowship

University of California, 2004

San Francisco, CA

Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Certificate

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery

Professional History

Since receiving his MD at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Salazar entered the General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He subsequently spent a year in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program at the University of California in San Francisco before joining the faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and subsequently at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Jorge was then recruited to be the Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and in 2013 became the Division Chief for both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Salazar is an accomplished investigator involved in numerous clinical trials evaluating novel therapies to treat complex congenital heart defects. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Salazar’s clinical focus has been on complex reconstruction of left-sided lesions including aortic root, valve, and aortic arch. He has extensive experience in valve reconstruction as well as the management of patients with connective tissue disorders. In addition, Dr. Salazar has a strong interest in adult congenital cardiac surgery and greatly expanded the program at the University of Mississippi.

Locations

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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