Debra Salter, MD, was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the CU Boulder and her honors included Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar Nominee. Dr. Salter has been in medical practice since the completion of her medical degree and Family Medicine Residency at SUNY Buffalo Medical School and Family Practice Residency, in Buffalo, NY. She has worked in family medicine and ER for over 30 years, and in 2015 became board certified in Obesity Medicine as well. Throughout her career, Dr. Salter has gravitated toward mentoring and leadership positions. She has served as Clinical Professor for FM Residency in Grand Junction, as an Urgent Care Medical Director for the state of Colorado, as a member of the Medical Board of Directors for Community Hospital in Grand Junction, CO, and served on the Nutritional Counsel on Obesity. She is currently on the National Obesity Medicine Council for the development of obesity medicine diagnosis and treatment protocols and creation of a national educational tool. She is a published clinical researcher, and is currently active with projects related to obesity, genetics, and metabolic disorders.
Debra has been married for 40 years, has three children, a grandson, two dogs, and owns a home in Rawlins, WY. She plays flute and sings in a Celtic band with her husband, and in “HeartStoppers” band with her daughter. She has co-authored a fictional novel, a children’s book, and medical education booklets. She loves to quilt, hike, camp, and ski.