Salas Ariel 11Associate Professor

Division of Neonatology

Additional Titles

Director, Helping Babies Feed Program and NEC/Short Bowel Prevention Program
Medical Director, Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama
Associate Medical Director, Continuing Care Nursery


Medical School
Universidad Mayor de San Andres Med School, Bolivia; Doctor of Medicine
Graduate School
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Master of Science in Public Health
Pediatric Residency
The Children’s Hospital Dr Ovidio Aliaga U, Bolivia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Neonatology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham; 


Dr. Salas’ research interests include enteral nutrition and feeding problems in preterm infants. The focus of his current work is optimization of quantitative and qualitative outcomes of growth to reduce adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in early childhood after early establishment of full enteral feeding in extremely preterm infants. His long-term goal is to become a successful independent investigator that designs, implements, and leads research teams in the conduct of multicenter randomized clinical trials, particularly in the understudied area of nutrition in very preterm infants.


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