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M. Fernando Salazar, MD, FACC

M. Fernando Salazar, MD, FACC

Dr. Salazar is the past Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He was elected by his peers to the prestigious office of Chief of Staff at Northside Hospital. He is the Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at both Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center. 

Dr. Salazar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, following which he pursued his medical training at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and received his MD from the University of the State of New York. He continued with postgraduate training as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at St Vincent's Medical Center in New York, where he served in the distinguished position as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He continued with his sub-specialization in Cardiology serving as The Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine. During his training, Dr. Salazar was the recipient of several awards including Resident of the Year award and several awards for cardiovascular research from the American College of Physicians and the Richmond Medical Society of Staten Island, New York City. He has many published cardiovascular research articles. He served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at The State University of New York and Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Salazar has multiple Board Certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the fields of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology. He has advanced training in Cardiac CT angiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

A member of the Board of Governors for the Pinellas County Medical Association, he is a Founding Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He is a member of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is Director of the Nuclear Cardiology Department at Bay Area Heart Center. His special interests include: clinical cardiology, preventive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography and Cardiac CT angiography. He has received the renowned People's Choice Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has the highest "A" rating on Angie's list.

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Medical Education & Training

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Internship: St. Vincent's Hospital
Residency: St. Vincent's Hospital
Fellowship: St. Vincent's Hospital
Specialty Board Certifications: Cardiology

Procedures and Conditions

clinical cardiology, preventive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography and Cardiac CT angiography

Accepted Insurance

■Aetna US Healthcare ■American Health Plan ■AvMed Health Plan ■Beech Street ■Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida ■CarePlus ■Cigna Health Plan ■Citrus Healthcare ■Coventry ■Empire of New York ■Evolutions ■Freedom Health ■Humana Health Plans ■IHP ■Managed Care of America ■Medicare Part B ■PHCS ■Plaines Health ■Quality Healthplan ■Railroad Medicare ■Tricare ■United Healthcare ■Universal ■USA Health Network ■Wellcare

Gender

Male

Languages

English, Spanish

M. Fernando Salazar, MD, FACC

Specialty

Cardiology
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M. Fernando Salazar, MD, FACC

Office Locations

Bay Area Heart Center - 49th Street Office
4805 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 526-6624
Fax: (727) 545-8263
Hours: M-F 8-5
5398 Park St. North

St. Petersburg, FL
33709 727-544-1441
Phone: 727-545-8263