Dr. Ricardo Salazar

TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Online Alzheimer’s Disease Q&A Friday

An upcoming Facebook Live Q&A will invite the community to listen in and pose health questions to a physician from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

Ricardo Salazar, M.D., a physician and clinical researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, will host the session in honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

Dr. Salazar will take questions from viewers about the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer’s disease, treatment, prevention, caregiving, and anything else viewers would like to know about the neurodegenerative disorder.

Dr. Salazar specializes in geriatric psychiatry, neurodegenerative disorders, and emergency psychiatry. His research interests include Alzheimer’s disease in the Hispanic population and the neurobiology of brain function.

Dr. Salazar received his M.D. from the Pontificia Bolivariana University in Columbia and later completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions to Dr. Salazar in advance and RSVP on TTUHSC El Paso’s Facebook Live Q&A event page.

This Q&A session is part of a TTUHSC El Paso initiative called The Exam Room. The Exam Room encourages the El Paso community to engage with expert health care professionals at TTUHSC El Paso.

Each month, The Exam Room will hold one or more public Q&As, each focusing on a different health-related topic and highlighting a TTUHSC El Paso health care specialist who has volunteered to answer questions on the subject.

What: Live public health care Q&A

When: 11 a.m. Friday, June 23

Where: Online at facebook.com/ttuhscep