Dr. Salinas, her husband Ryan and daughter, Eleanor, live in Columbia. Dr. Salinas grew up in McAllen, Texas which is about 15 minutes north of the Mexico border. She completed medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She did her general surgery residency at the University of Arizona and completed her vascular fellowship at the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2014. Loving the mid-west, she joined the Vascular Division of Columbia Surgical Associates in 2014 as a board certified Vascular Surgeon. She is particularly interested in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid interventions, including carotid stenting, peripheral vascular disease interventions and venous interventions. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family here and in Tucson. She is an avid reader, and would love to be a writer if she had any talent for it. When she has the opportunity, she loves to see shows/musicals/plays with her husband.