Roberto Salinas, MD, CAQ, (G, HPM)

Dr. Robert C. Salinas is the Nancy K. Hall Endowed Professor in Medical Education and serves as Assistant Dean for the Office of Access and Community Engagement and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He holds an appointment in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Salinas is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Salinas is the Director of Community Medicine for the Department of Family Medicine and is the founding Medical Director of the OU Medicine Program in Palliative Care. He has been recognized for his contributions to medical education and received numerous teaching awards.  Dr. Salinas has served as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control, more recently serving as a member of the CDC Scientific Working Group that published the 2022 national guidelines Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.

Dr. Salinas was the recipient of the inaugural Easters Seal Distinct Inspiration Award for advocating for community-based services for the disabled, the Leonard Tow Humanism Award in Medicine, and an inductee into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his efforts to promote better health care services for homebound older adults.