Garrett Salzman, MD
Dr. Garrett Salzman graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he obtained his B.A. in Biology with Honors. In 2018, Dr. Salzman went on to receive his medical degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine where he received various awards including the Eric Cohen Clinical Medicine Award, bestowed upon the senior medical student who best embodies the clinical medicine program at USC, and the Order of Arete, the highest honor bestowed upon graduate students at USC for their extraordinary community service. Dr. Salzman is currently a General Surgery Resident UCLA. As an NCSP scholar, Dr. Salzman will collaborate and complete clinic requirements with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
Career Interests: Dr. Salzman is working towards a career as an academic surgeon, where he balances his time between clinical duties and research endeavors, while improving the health of the community he practices in. He is interested Trauma/Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He has special interest in injury and violence prevention, in addition to outcomes in emergency surgical procedures in geriatric patients.
Research Interests: Dr. Salzman is interested in examining perioperative factors impacting geriatric patients undergoing surgical procedures and how they can be augmented to produce better outcomes, while reducing morbidity and mortality, particularly in the VA system.