Christopher Salvino, MD, MS, MS, MT, FACS

Dr. Salvino has more than 20 years’ experience as an acute care and trauma surgeon. He is uniquely qualified in trauma administration and development with the startup of two Level 1 Trauma Centers in hospitals others said could not be done and a 3rd Level 1 Trauma Center that required significant revamping. In all cases he has consistently passed State and/or ACS verification with virtually no problems. His most recent Level I development was done in 7 months and also included the implementation of what is considered the first ever high fidelity drills of all systems of the hospital 24 hours a day for nearly 3 weeks; markedly improving the readiness of the hospital for its first real trauma patient.

Dr. Salvino has also led research in trauma and aerospace medicine, with published work appearing in various books, trade magazines and journals. He has done pioneering work in the field of trauma laparoscopy, highway trauma safety issues and other related topics. In addition, Dr. Salvino has sat on several editorial advisory boards, including: Air Ambulance, The Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue and Transportation, Rescue Technology, Air Medical Journal and Aviation and Space and Environmental Medicine. He is presently on the State of Arizona Advisory Board, Emergency Medical Services Council as well as the Chair of the Arizona Trauma and Performance Improvement Committee. He previously served as the Chairman to revise the State Trauma Plan. Dr. Salvino also was one of the founders of the Arizona Trauma and Acute Care Consortium, its past President and presently is the Co-Chairman of AZTRACC’s international Symposium with more than 1,000 attendees; pioneering the usage of simulcast to deliver the educational experience worldwide.

Dr. Salvino has also given > 100 media interviews, run > 23 research projects, given > 178 scientific presentations and taught > 34 medical courses.

In addition to the work he does in the States, Dr. Salvino has been on four surgical medical missions—to Somalia with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Mexico, Bolivia and Kenya.

Dr. Salvino holds 6 patents for revolutionary medical devices and is in the process of bringing these to the market place.

Dr. Salvino is a board-certified general surgeon. He earned his MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also holds three Master’s degrees in aerospace medicine, flight test engineering and space studies, and two Bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and biology as well as an associate’s degree in health care management. In addition, he is an ACS Fellow.