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Mario Salguero, MD, PhD

Dr. Mario Salguero

Mario Salguero, MD, PhD, is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, where he supervises residents in training. In addition, Dr. Salguero has a private practice with a focus in personalizing the relationship with patients, promoting self-healing, and integrating treatments from different healing disciplines as evidence supports. Dr. Salguero graduated from the University
of Guadalajara Medical School. After graduating he earned a Diploma of Clinical Nutrition at the National Institute of Nutrition and a PhD in Molecular Biology in Medicine, with a focus on personalized medicine and the clinical applications of genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of
California-San Diego, where he received, for three years in a row, the “Best Resident Clinician” award and the prestigious “Lewis L. Judd” Research Award for his research in implementing a mindfulness self-compassion intervention for residents. Dr. Salguero is a recipient of international awards and grants for his work. He has authored articles and chapters in scientific journals and in textbooks and fostered international collaborations, especially around integrative medicine.

He appreciates establishing a balance between work and spending time with his family. They like to go for walks on the beach, play tennis and soccer, and take pleasure in traveling, trying new food, and meeting people from different cultures.