Daniel Salinas, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition, he provides oversight to the medical staff services, quality and patient safety, care transformation, Outcomes Center, and population health departments. 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.
Dr. Salinas has worked closely with community providers to help them develop The Children’s Care Network, one of the first pediatric, clinically integrated networks in the country. The network ultimately seeks to facilitate higher quality of care and to 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. 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, 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 HSOC, Inc. Board of Trustees and is a Board member of the Children’s Healthcare Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza, Pediatric Center of Georgia, the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia and the Fragile Kids Foundation.
Dr. Salinas and his wife, Cindy, have two adult sons and reside in Roswell.