Peggy Salazar, MD

Salazar Velez Peggy
Specialties
Pediatric Immunology and Allergy
Primary Office
Address 1131 North 35th Avenue
Suite 220
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

I am an allergist and immunologist at Memorial Healthcare System and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. I help patients of all ages manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders. My expertise is in drug allergy, but I am also interested in food allergies, seasonal allergies, urticaria and angioedema, primary immune deficiency, eosinophilic esophagitis and contact dermatitis.

I was inspired to become a doctor thanks to the influence of my dad and siblings. I always heard them talking about how rewarding it is to heal other people and the adventure of facing new cases every day in the medical field. I originally became interested in allergy/immunology during my residency in internal medicine. I discovered that it is a unique field where I could handle different age groups and different conditions, from the most common allergies to the most complex immunodeficiency. The field also combines rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology and genetics.

As an allergist and immunologist, I enjoy getting to know my patients extensively, understanding their ailments and helping them find solutions, comfort, better health and a better quality of life. It’s fascinating and rewarding to see how my patients respond to treatment and change their lifestyles in a positive way.

I strongly believe that patient education is the most important part of my job. Patients need to understand their medical conditions and how those conditions can affect their overall health. My patients are always part of the decision-making process, and I make sure I spend enough time with them so they can understand their diagnosis and treatment plan.

During my training, I also participated in research on contact dermatitis secondary to Dermabond, which is a sterile topical adhesive used for wound closure and is a frequent cause of post-surgical allergic contact dermatitis.

Related Medical Services

Education

Education
  • Universidad Tecnica de Manabi, 2012
Internships
  • New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital, 2018, Internal Medicine
Residencies
  • New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital, 2020, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • Albany Medical Center, , Allergy & Immunology
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine

Achievements

Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation for taking care of COVID-19 patients during 2020 pandemic, Department of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, June 2021.

  • Certificate of Appreciation for taking care of patient affected by the massive earthquake, IESS Hospital, Ecuador 2016.

  • Best graduate of the career of medicine promotion Universidad Tecnica de Manabí, incorporated January 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
  • World Allergy Organization (WAO)
  • New York Allergy and Asthma Society
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Research

Research Interests

  • I have a strong interest in drug allergy, as well as urticaria and angioedema.

Abstracts & Research

  • Peggy Salazar; Jocelyn Celestin, MD; “Sialodochitis Fibrinosa (Kussmaul disease): An Uncommon and Possibly Allergic Disease of the Salivary Glands.” Case report Albany Medical Center, ePoster presentation at ACAAI-American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting, 2020.

  • Russell J. Hopp, D.O.; Peggy Salazar, MD; M. Asghar Pasha, MD. “Allergic Food Sensitization and Disease Manifestation in the Fetus and Infant: A Perspective.” University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Albany, New York, 2021.

  • Peggy Salazar, MD; M. Asghar Pasha, MD. “Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Dermabond.” Case report, ACAAI, Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Albany, New York, 2021.

  • Peggy Salazar, MD; Jocelyn Celestin, MD. “Immune System Impact in Newborns Exposed to Anti-TNF-a During Pregnancy.” Department of Allergy and Immunology, Albany Medical Center, ongoing project, 2021.

  • Salazar Peggy MD, Habtes Imnett MD, Mene-Afejuku MD, Tuoyo Omasan MD, Andres Perez MD. “Association of Vitamin D Deficiency and Hypomagnesaemia with Severe Asthma.” Scholar activity, Poster presentation, Department of Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, November 2018.

  • Peggy Salazar, Kerin Hausknecht. “Uncommon Presentation of Multiple Brain Parenchymal Metastasis from Parotid Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.” Poster presented in the Annual Resident Research Day, NYC Health and Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, April 2019.

  • Devendra T, Peggy S, Dr. Lin S. “Malignant Lung Tumor Presenting as Large Subcutaneous Mass.” Poster presented in the Annual Resident Research Day, NYC Health and Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, April 2019.

  • Peggy Salazar, Alberto Franco-Akel. “Analysis of the Impact on Prevention of Diabetes, Secondary to the Lifestyle Modification Among Patients With High Risk of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” Quality improvement project, Department of Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, 2019.

  • Mene-Afejuku, A Akinlonu, C Dumancas, PD Lopez, R Cardenas, C Sueldo, S Veranyan, P Salazar, F Visco, G Pekler, S Mushiyev. “Relationship Between Pulmonary Hypertension and Outcomes Among Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.” Submitted to Hospital practice journal. DOI: 10.1080/21548331.2019.1628615. Pub status: Accepted.

  • Tuoyo O Mene-Afejuku, Kim K Soo, Adedoyin Akinlonu, Emmeline M Ngo, Peggy Salazar, Jose A Perez, Shushan Veranyan, Ela-Anamaria Moisa, Gerald Pekler, Savi Mushiyev, Ferdinand Visco. “Lymphopenia and Racial Disparity Predict Hospital Readmission Among Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.” Submitted to Heart Failure Society of America conference. Abstract accepted. Presented September 2019 at Philadelphia.

  • Tuoyo O Mene-Afejuku, MD; Ela-Anamaria Moisa, MD; Adedoyin Akinlonu, MD; Carissa Dumancas, MD; Shushan Veranyan, MD; Jose A Perez, MD; Peggy Salazar, MD; Shobhana Chaudhari, MD; Gerald Pekler, MD; Savi Mushiyev, MD; Ferdinand Visco, MD. “The Relevance of Serum Albumin Among Elderly Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.” Submitted to Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.

Presentations

  • Peggy Salazar. Article review about the impact of diabetes mellitus on bone health. Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, 2019.

  • Peggy Salazar. “Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes.” Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, 2019.

  • Peggy Salazar, Kerin Hausknecht. “Uncommon Presentation of Multiple Brain Parenchymal Metastasis From Parotid Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.” Poster presentation in the Annual Resident Research Day at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College, American College of Physicians, April 2019.

  • Peggy Salazar. “HIV Associated Thrombocytopenia Clinical Course and Management.” Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2018.

  • Peggy Salazar. “Atypical Finding of Myeloid Precursors Cells in Cerebrospinal Fluid in a Patient Without Evidence of Malignancy.” Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2018.

  • Peggy Salazar. “Boerhaave Syndrome Secondary to Cannabis-Induced Hyperemesis Complicated With Pneumomediastinum and Pneumopericardium.” Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2018.

  • Peggy Salazar. “Peptic Ulcer Disease Clinical Presentation and Management.” Oral presentation to the Department of Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Harrison Club, April 2017.

Related Physicians