William Salazar, MD, FACP, FAACH
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
General Internal Medicine
Dr. Salazar is a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Health Behavior. He is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. He also did a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at NYU-Bellevue Medical Centers with emphasis in Psychosocial Medicine and Adult Education. He was a faculty member at NYU and the University of Miami prior to coming to Augusta University.
Dr. Salazar is active at a national level with the American Academy on Healthcare Communication (AACH) where he serves as a national facilitator for faculty development in Psychosocial Issues and Medical Interviewing. He also works with the Society of General Internal Medicine, where he is active in medical education issues and serves in many committees. He is also a consultant at many medical universities. Recently, he has been the consultant for faculty development at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Scottsdale.
Dr. Salazar is a member of the Communications Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the United Stated Medical Licensing Examinations. Dr. Salazar is an expert in communication skills and he, along with the committee, develop guidelines for communication skills in medical schools around the world.
Dr. Salazar's areas of interest are the doctor-patient relationship and the medical interview, depression, and anxiety in the medically ill patient, sexual history gathering and sexual dysfunctions, adult teaching, faculty development, ambulatory education, cross-cultural issues in medicine, and consultation liaison psychiatry.
Dr. Salazar is also the medical director of five free clinics in the City of Augusta. These clinics help the uninsured, underprivileged, and underserved of the CSRA Community.
Dr. Salazar is fluent in Spanish and Italian, he is married to Pamela, a physician specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His son, Julian Andres, is a Mathematician. Dr. Salazar's hobbies are cooking, dancing, antiquing, watercolor painting, and architectural design.
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