Daniel Salinas, MD, Chief of Community Clinical Integration
Daniel Salinas, MD, is the Chief Community Clinical Integration Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He establishes and nurtures relationships with community pediatricians, inspiring them to work collaboratively with Children’s to accomplish mutual goals. In addition, Dr. Salinas has worked closely with community providers to develop The Children’s Care Network (TCCN), one of the first pediatric clinically integrated networks in the country, which he oversees. He has also worked to advance behavioral health and primary care strategies at Children’s.
Dr. Salinas provides visionary leadership for our 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. The network ultimately seeks to facilitate higher quality of care and help community providers demonstrate the value of pediatric care.
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. Prior to that, 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 Georgia, 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 Children's Hughes Spalding Hospital Board of Trustees and is a Board Member of TCCN, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities and Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia.
Dr. Salinas and his wife, Cindy, live in Roswell and have two adult sons.