Daniel Salinas, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this role, Dr. Salinas provides visionary leadership for the clinical delivery systems and draws on his skills as a relationship-builder and facilitator to forge strong relationships with physicians in Atlanta and across the state. In addition, he provides oversight to the Children’s physician leaders, including medical directors and chiefs of service, Medical Staff Services and Quality and Medical Management departments.
Dr. Salinas has a proven track record as a well-known pediatrician and physician leader committed to the care of Georgia’s children. Before coming to Children’s, he served as Regional Vice President and National Medical Director for WellPoint Inc. Previously, he was Vice President and Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and served in a number of leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, where he also practiced as a pediatrician.
A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Salinas earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran College. He currently serves on the HSOC Board of Trustees and is a member of the Children’s Healthcare Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza, Emory-Children’s Center, Dekalb County Board of Health and the Fragile Kids Foundation Boards.
Dr. Salinas and his wife, Cindy, have two college-age sons and reside in Roswell.