Daniel Salerno, MD, MS
Dr. Salerno earned his medical degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela. He then completed his Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Salerno went to Thomas Jefferson University, also in Philadelphia, for a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. During that time he also obtained a Master in Science Degree in Clinical Research from Thomas Jefferson University, a K-30 National Institute of Health sponsored program. He joined Tulane Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2010.
Dr. Salerno is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. He is member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). In the ATS he is a member of the Research Advisory Committee and has visit the US Congress several times to advocate on behalf of the ATS. His main research interest is about COPD and various biomarkers (serum betaglucan, procalcitonin, natriuretic peptides) that can be used in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
He has recently been awarded a Grant from the Medical Center of Louisiana Foundation to study biomarkers for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with AIDS.
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