Resident Spotlight: Jonny Salud

Jonny Salud, MD, MPH is an Emory University School of Medicine internal medicine PGY-2 who hails from Lake Wales, a small town in central Florida. He attended Tulane University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in economics. Jonny then earned a master’s of public health degree at Columbia University and a medical degree from Florida State University.

During undergraduate and medical school, Jonny spent his recreational time as an a capella singer and a funk musician, playing the guitar/keyboard and singing. As a musician, he grew to appreciate the difficulties of uninsured musicians whose livelihoods could be at stake if they developed untreatable arthritis.

“My training at Emory has afforded me the privilege to see the vast breadth of rare illnesses, while also learning to care for the patient as a whole,” Jonny said. “I am humbled daily by the social circumstances that our patients face in addition to challenging disease burden.” During his time in the residency program, he hopes to better understand the sometimes subtle but important impact of more classic chronic diseases like diabetes on illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and cystic fibrosis.

Following his residency, Jonny plans to pursue the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship at the CDC. In the long term, he hopes to blend his interests in public health, chronic disease management, and academic medicine.

In his free time, Jonny enjoys trail running. He recently completed a 50-kilometer (31-mile) ultra-marathon in North Georgia that had more than 11,000 ft of elevation change. He plans to celebrate the submission of his application to EIS in August by running a 50-mile race in Squamish, British Columbia. Needless to say, Jonny is a hard worker!


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