Sara Salek, MD has been the Chief Medical Officer for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) since June 2014. In her current role, Dr. Salek oversees all clinical operations for the AHCCCS Division of Health Care Management and the Division of Fee for Service Management, including quality management, medical management, dental and pharmacy services. Specific initiatives aimed at improvement of service delivery include addressing controlled prescription drug prescribing, improving services to children with autism spectrum disorder, and improving service delivery to children and families involved with Department of Child Safety.
Dr. Salek grew up in Tucson, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Boston Children’s Hospital through Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salek is board certified in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.