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Juan C. Salazar, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Pediatrics
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Academic Office Location:
Connecticut Children's
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-545-9490

Immunology Graduate Program

Dr. Salazar is professor in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and director of the Pediatric and Youth HIV Program at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Salazar joined the full time faculty at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Pediatrics in November of 1998. 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.

M.D.Universidad JaverianaMedicine
M.P.H.University of MinnesotaEpidemiology

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut
FellowshipUniversity of Minnesota

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Appointed to the Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2009/10 ZRG1 ICP2-B (51): Fogarty Institute National Institutes of Health.
Recipient of the Regional Advocacy for Vaccination of Children AwardMerck Vaccine Division
Listed in the 2005-08 Best Doctors in America database (Pediatrics).
Medalla al Mérito Académico (Medal for Academic Merit), presented by the Corporación de Lucha Contra el SIDA, Cali, Colombia, March 31, 2004 Corporation for the Fight Against AIDS
McNeill Spot Teaching Award for excellence in teachingConnecticut Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program
Listed as a Hartford Metropolitan Area “Top Doctor in Pediatrics”, (2004-2010). Hartford Magazine
Listed in the 2004-2005 “Guide to American Top PediatriciansConsumers’ Research Council of America
Member of the task force that developed and wrote “Drugs used in the treatment of Streptococcal pharyngitis and prevention of rheumatic fever. Geneva, 1998 – WHO/EDM/PAR/99.1”
Best scientific presentation - fall meeting- October 95. Northwest Pediatric Society
John B. Hawley Award for Health Promotion Research University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Excellence in Patient Care by a Pediatric Resident, Connecticut, U.S.A. Hartford Hospital
Role Model in Teaching and Patient Care 1990-91UCHC, Dept of Pediatrics.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Member of the Latin American Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2010
Elected to the Board of Directors of the Child Health Institute of Connecticut and the Children’s Fund of Connecticut.Professional/Scientific OrganizationBoard of DirectorsState2010
Member of the International Endotoxin Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberInternational2008
Member of the American Society of Microbiology Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2007
Member of the International AIDS Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberInternational2006
Member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and American Society of Microbiology Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2005
Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and HIV Medical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2001
Member of the Hartford County Medical Association and Connecticut Medical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberState1998
Member of the Colombian Infectious Diseases Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational1996
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member of the Infectious Diseases Section. Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowNational1988

Dr. Salazar’s basic translational research interest includes the analysis of the immunologic interactions between syphilis and HIV and the pathogenesis of spirochetal diseases including Lyme disease. Dr. Salazar is NIH funded to (1) conduct a translational study of syphilis in Colombia and (2) to assess the role of the innate immune responses in humans to Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. He has been the principal investigator for a variety of pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical trials, including childhood vaccines and antibiotics. He has authored and co-authored over 60 papers and book chapters.

Not accepting lab rotation students at this time.

Journal Articles


  • Diversity in Pediatrics Department Leadership Positions.
    Cabana, Michael D; de Alarcon, Pedro A; Allen, Erin; Bean, Xylina D; Brophy, Patrick D; Degnon, Laura; First, Lewis R; Dennery, Phyllis A; Salazar, Juan C; Schleien, Charles; St Geme, Joseph W; Parra-Roide, Lilia; Walker-Harding, Leslie R The Journal of pediatrics 2023 Jun;113557