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Salgado, Carlos A., MD

Title: Assistant Professor; Chief of Educational Programs

Office: AHC1 - 343

Phone: 305-348-4147


Specialty: General Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Location:

FIU Health Faculty Group Practice
800 SW 108th Avenue, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33174 
Phone: 305-348-3627

Citrus Health Network, Inc.
4175 West 20th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: 305-825-0300

Department(s): Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Carlos A. Salgado, MD is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Chief of Educational Programs for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Dr. Salgado joined the department in November 2017. In his role, Dr. Salgado oversees the educational programs and aims to expand the current programs available in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Medical Education. He is the founding program director for the FIU-Citrus Health Network Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.  The fellowship program has a strong community focus combined with the academic and scholarly excellence available through the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Salgado was involved with the start-up of graduate medical education programs. He was a member of the medical leadership for a large community health center in South Florida; having served as the Program Director for the general psychiatry residency program and Medical Director for psychiatric services. Dr. Salgado is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry, child-adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He attended the University of Miami for his undergraduate studies.  He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He completed his graduate medical education training in psychiatry and child-adolescent psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He pursued advanced training in forensic psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine Law and Psychiatry Division in New Haven, Connecticut.

Education and Training

  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • General Psychiatry Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award, Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University - 2016
  • Chief Resident Associate Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology - 2014
  • Jeffrey D. Rome Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology - 2011
  • J. Martin Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology - 2011
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology - 2011


  • Salgado, C. A. (2017). Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry. Psychiatry and the Law,163-172. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63148-6_14
  • Salgado, C. A., & Castellanos, D. (2018). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cannabidiol: Have We Seen This Movie Before? Global Pediatric Health,5. doi:10.1177/2333794x18815412
  • Salgado, C.A., & Dike, C.C., (2015). Veterans Affairs' Problematic Evaluation of a Veteran's Claim for Service-Connected Psychiatric Disability. J Am AcadPsychiatry Law. 43:1:119-121