About CHDI

Juan Salazar, MD, MPH

Juan Salazar, MD, MPH Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics at University of Connecticut Health Center, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Physician in Chief at Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Children's Fund Board Chair

Juan C. Salazar is Professor and Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Physician in Chief at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He also directs the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric and Youth HIV Program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.


Juan joined the full time faculty at the University of Connecticut's Department of Pediatrics in November of 1998. In September of 2013 he was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics and appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UConn School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, the HIV Medical Association and the Hartford and Connecticut State Medical Societies. He has a joint appointment as Professor of Immunology and a member of the graduate school in Public Health at the UConn Health Center. Juan graduated from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia in 1986. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut and a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also holds a Masters in Public Health/Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Juan is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His basic translational research interest focuses on the pathogenesis of spirocetal diseases including Lyme disease and syphilis.