Mario Salmon was born on November 13, 1961 in Mexico City. He attended his professional studies at the Universidad Anáhuac Norte, obtaining his MD degree in 1987. That year he presented the National Exam for applicants to medical residencies (ENARM). After obtaining one of the best places, he started his specialty in 1988 in General Surgery and then entered the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery where he graduated as a neurosurgeon in 1993.
Before his formal training, Dr. Salmon served as Dr. Rogelio Revuelta’s (a neurosurgeon in Mexico City) first assistant for three years, time during which he had the opportunity to venture into the field of neurosurgery from an early age.
Once he had got the specialty and became board certified, he moved from Mexico City to Celaya, Guanajuato in May, 1993, where he started his private and charitable activity. From his arrival he was dedicated, for free, to assessing and treating neurological patients in the General Hospital of Celaya, where after demonstrating the need for a neurosurgeon at the hospital, and after talking with the then Secretary of health of Guanajuato, Dr. Carlos Tena, a vacancy is opened by this doctor to neurosurgeon, and so Dr. Salmon begins to give formal service in the Hospital since November of the year 2000.
That service began started to grow steadily, until it became a reference for neurosurgery in the region.
In 1997, he became ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support Course) course instructor, and in 2004 Director of that course. Up to today, he has given about 100 ATLS courses and trained more than 1000 physicians in the art of the management of trauma.
During his clinical practice he has attended countless national and foreign conferences in his specialty. He received training in instrumentation of the spine with Professor Archibald von Strempel in 2006 in the city of Feldkirch, Austria.
In 2010, he joined as a member of ACS (American College of Surgeons) internationally known and renowned group. In 2012, he became a member of AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons), and it’s named Queretaro State Faculty by the comitee on trauma from American College of Surgeons.
He is a member of several medical societies and is certified by the Mexican Board of Neurological Surgery.
Currently, his main interest fields are the minimal invasive surgery of spine and skull, trauma surgery, vascular and tumors.
Today Dr. Salmon is dedicated to private and charitable practice in the states of Guanajuato and Queretaro.