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Salvador Renteria, D.O.

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, President

Dr. Salvador Renteria III has been practicing surgery since 1993. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation Dr. Renteria completed a General Surgery Residency in Ohio, Then he continued with a Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency in New Jersey.

In 2015, he entered a General Body fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, CA. Upon completion in 2016, he moved to Sacramento where he worked for Sono Bello where he performed hundreds of liposuction and tummy tuck cases.

Dr. Renteria was also in the US Army where he practiced Cardio-Thoracic surgery until his retirement in 2014. During his military tenure he obtained the following credentials:

  • Unit Armor Leadership and Management Development
  • Primary Leadership and Development (Distinguished Graduate)
  • EMT
  • Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer course
  • Special Operations Medical NCO course phase 1
  • AMEDD Officer Basic
  • Flight Surgeon course primary
  • Combat Casualty Care Course
  • AMEDD Officer Advanced course,
  • Combat Casualty Care Course-Commanders Training, Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Public Health Emergency Officer / Managers course

He not only has the surgical boards; he also became board certified in Integrative Medicine along the way. He also held an academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences from 2006 to 2014.

His list of accomplishments and credits reads like a Who's Who of top surgeons:

  • The Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal 3OLC
  • Army Achievement Medal 3OLC
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal – 2 awards
  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal – 3 silver OLC
  • National Defense Service Medal – 1 Bronze Star
  • Iraq Campaign Medal w/3 campaign stars
  • Global War on Terror Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Hourglass and M device
  • NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon(2)
  • Army Reserve Overseas Ribbon (2)
  • The Medal of Merit CA
  • The Meritorious Unit Citation
  • California Service Medal w/silver redwood cluster,
  • Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon
Skill Badges
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Senior Flight Surgeon Wings
  • Air Assault Badge
Other Awards
  • Flight Surgeon of the Year 2013
  • Named a Guardian of the Profession, AOA 2013
  • Who’s Who 2001-2002
  • Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Recipient for Professional Excellence 2004
  • National Hispanic Health Foundation Leadership Award 2010
  • Order of Military Medical Merit 2010
  • Order of Saint Michael (Bronze) 2010
  • Military Order of the Knights Templar 2010
  • President of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (2013 – 2014)
  • President of California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2020 – present)
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