Dr. Salinas is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Center For Sight with 40 years of experience. A rare breed, Dr. Salinas is a neuro-ophthalmologist, a unique specialist who has completed extensive high-level training in both neurology and ophthalmology. This means he is the resident expert on any and all neurological disorders and injuries that affect the eye and has the unique ability to evaluate patients from the neurologic, ophthalmologic and medical standpoints to diagnose and treat a wide variety of problems. “I see this specialty as a bridge between the brain and the eye,” said Dr. Salinas, who has long been fascinated with both.
Dr. Salinas was born in Mexico, where he graduated from the University of Nuevo Leon Medical School. His great grandfather (a general practitioner) was a founding father of the medical school and his father (a pediatrician) also graduated from the same institution. Upon graduation, Dr. Salinas came to the US and received his citizenship.
Dr. Salinas completed a residency in neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he earned the title chief resident. He was then admitted to the #1 ranked ophthalmology program in the US at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida for an ophthalmology residency followed by completing a rigorous neuro-ophthalmology fellowship.
Dr. Salinas practiced in South Texas for 34 years before relocating to Las Vegas in 2014. During this time, he helped create a cataract surgery program for the first free-standing outpatient surgical center in South Texas through the Veterans Administration.
Dr. Salinas proudly served in the US Army Reserve Corp and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the American College of Surgeons.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Salinas enjoys fishing, photography, music, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.