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Rene Salazar, M.D.

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UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine

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René Salazar, M.D. is the assistant dean for diversity and professor of medical education at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. After residency, Salazar completed a one-year Latino Health Disparities research fellowship supported by the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine and Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He was a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine from 2003 until June 2016.

Salazar has over a decade of experience supporting diversity and promoting an inclusive climate. As the chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine’s Residency Diversity Committee and the director of diversity for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, Salazar led efforts to recruit diverse residents and clinical fellows to UCSF. Salazar also helped develop a UCSF campus-wide unconscious bias educational initiative to increase awareness and provide skills to address unconscious bias among UCSF faculty, staff, students and trainees. Salazar has presented his work at national meetings including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine. His work has also been featured on NPR.