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Department Announces Pediatrician as Chief Medical Officer for CMS Managed Care Plan
December 14, 2015
Dec. 14, 2015
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PEDIATRICIAN AS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR CMS MANAGED CARE PLAN
Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health has announced Dr. Mansooreh “Massey” Salari, M.D., as the new Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan. Dr. Salari has been with the department for over 37 years and has a strong background in pediatric medicine and public health.
“Through decades of service, Dr. Salari has shown a commitment to public health and to the people of Florida,” said Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Tschetter. “With her experience in pediatric medicine and public health, I am confident Dr. Salari will serve Florida’s children well.”
Dr. Salari has been a pediatric primary care physician and the senior physician for the Florida Department of Health in Polk County since 1979. Prior to that, she worked as a member of the staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Salari was also a member of the associated staff in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. During this time, she held an academic appointment as a clinic instructor in pediatrics at the Rainbow Babies Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Salari earned her medical degree from the Tehran University School of Medicine in 1970. Licensed to practice in Ohio, California and Florida, she is a certified member of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Salari is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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