Dr. Salas graduated with distinction from Universidad Metroplitana of Barranquilla, Colombia in 1983 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He began practicing in Santa Marta, Colombia in rural medical facilities and the opened a private practice in 1984. He then worked as a physician with a number of shipping companies and became Medical Director in the office of the Ministry of Social Security and Labor of Colombia in 1991 doing medical assessments for work related accidents. In 1993 Dr. Salas was appointed Director of a Medical Service Plan of Colombia and with a support staff of more than thirty people, maintained a caseload, provided assessment procedures and referral services to hospitals, clinics, and specialists and organized and monitored clinical trials and clinical research in the pharmaceutical and medical field. Since 1995 Dr. Salas has operated his own business in Vancouver, British Columbia, providing medical based consulting services for corporations and agencies in Colombia with a focus on budgeting, research and medical services.