Rene Salazar, MD

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Professor

If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Rene Salazar, M.D. is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. 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, Dr. 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.

Dr. 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, Dr. Salazar led efforts to recruit diverse residents and clinical fellows to UCSF. Dr. 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. Dr. Salazar has presented his work at national meetings including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHN). His work has also been featured on NPR.


Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Rene Salazar is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 7 Similar Profiles
Early Detection of Cancer Medicine & Life Sciences
Colorectal Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Hispanic Americans Medicine & Life Sciences
Occult Blood Medicine & Life Sciences
Curriculum Medicine & Life Sciences
Hematologic Tests Medicine & Life Sciences
Attitude to Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Colon Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2004 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

The efficacy of an antioppression curriculum for health professionals

Wu, D., Saint-Hilaire, L., Pineda, A., Hessler, D., Saba, G., Salazar, R. & Olayiwola, J. N., Jan 2019, In : Family Medicine. 51, 1, p. 21-29 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Healthcare Disparities
Delivery of Health Care
15 Citations (Scopus)

Creating an ideal social and behavioural sciences curriculum for medical students

Satterfield, J. M., Adler, S. R., Chen, H. C., Hauer, K. E., Saba, G. W. & Salazar, R., Dec 1 2010, In : Medical Education. 44, 12, p. 1194-1202 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Sciences
behavioral science
Social Sciences
Medical Students
66 Citations (Scopus)

Healthy Colon, Healthy Life. A Novel Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention

Walsh, J. M. E., Salazar, R., Nguyen, T. T., Kaplan, C., Nguyen, L., Hwang, J., McPhee, S. J. & Pasick, R. J., Jul 1 2010, In : American journal of preventive medicine. 39, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Occult Blood
18 Citations (Scopus)

Healthy colon, healthy life (Colon Sano, Vida Sana): Colorectal cancer screening among Latinos in Santa Clara, California

Walsh, J. M. E., Salazar, R., Kaplan, C., Nguyen, L., Hwang, J. & Pasick, R. J., Mar 1 2010, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 25, 1, p. 36-42 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Hispanic Americans
Occult Blood
Colorectal Neoplasms
2 Citations (Scopus)

Breast cancer screening is risky business

Salazar, R. & Walsh, J. M. E., Apr 1 2006, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 21, 4, p. 393-394 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Attitude to Health
Mass Screening
Early Detection of Cancer
Breast Neoplasms