Dr. Christopher J. Salgado

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Dr. Christopher J. Salgado is private practice physician after 19 years in academic practice where he functioned as a Full Professor and previous Interim Chief of Plastic Surgery of the University of Miami.

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Higher Education

  • Boston University
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Post-Doctoral Training

  • Research Scholar
  • Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Visiting Fellow, Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Resident, Plastic Surgery
  • Resident , General Surgery
  • Microsurgery – Taiwan Visiting Fellow
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery – Taiwan


  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Physicians’ Council for Responsible Reform
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • International Society of Lymphology Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons


  • United States Army Active Duty promotion to MAJOR
  • Officer Basic Course
  • Commander, U.S. SOUTHCOM Humanitarian Civic Assistance Mission for treatment of cleft lip, palate and burn scar deformities
  • United States Army Airborne School graduate (Parachutist Badge)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

About Dr. Salgado

He completed his undergraduate education in 1990 at Boston University with a degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology. In 1995, he obtained his medical degree at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine in Washington D.C. before undergoing his residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery in 1998, and later at the University of Rochester in New York in 2000.

For four years, Dr. Salgado served as a Major in the United States Army. During this time, he began his scientific research on Reconstructive Surgery while tending to the medical needs of soldiers injured in combat. Following his services with the armed forces, Dr. Salgado completed his fellowship in Microvascular Reconstruction at the E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University in Taiwan in 2005 and would serve as a Research Scholar until 2008. During his fellowship, he significantly widened his surgical skills in treating many complex disease processes of infectious and oncologic etiologies. He also heightened his skills in limb preservation and lymphedema therapies. But more importantly, it was there that Dr. Salgado took great interest in Genital Functional and Aesthetic Surgery, particularly in the field of Gender Reassignment Surgery.

Dr. Christopher J. Salgado has practiced medicine for twenty-four years. He performs aesthetic surgeries of the face and body, post-oncologic reconstruction, and limb salvage and microsurgery. However, Dr. Salgado has also been committed to providing health care and gender affirmation surgeries to transgender patients. In addition, he is also dedicated to acquiring insurance coverage for Gender and Sexual Health procedures.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Salgado has written over 125 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters and has edited three books, including the latest and most comprehensive publication on Gender Affirmation Surgery and Genital Surgery in Women and Men. With his passion, extensive knowledge, and expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery and gender reassignment surgeries he has been an expert in these fields seeing patients routinely from the U.S. and abroad. He has also become a world re-known expert in limb surgery following diabetic wounds, trauma and infectious etiologies. It is his passion to save limbs and avoid amputations. Finally, a procedure not well mastered in the United States is his treatment of complications from foreign body injections into the gluteal region and is a pioneer in the surgeries with treatments ranging from evacuation and reconstruction with fat grafting techniques and gluteal implant surgery.

Dr. Christopher J. Salgado is here to guide you through the entire phase of your surgical procedures with the utmost care, empathy and dedication.

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