Chief Medical Officer
Daniel Salinas, MD, is Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He provides executive oversight for quality and patient safety, medical staff services, and affiliations. In addition, Dr. Salinas has worked closely with community providers to develop The Children’s Care Network, one of the first pediatric, clinically integrated networks in the country, for which he also has executive oversight. He has also worked to advance Children’s Behavioral Health and primary care strategies.
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. 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 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Board of Trustees and is a board member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza, The Children’s Care Network, the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia.
Dr. Salinas and his wife, Cindy, reside in Roswell and have two adult sons.