Doctor Saldarriaga is a professor of genetics, embryology and congenital malformations at the Universidad del Valle School of Medicine. He is the director of the research group in Congenital Malformations, Dysmorphology and Medical Genetics MACOS of the Universidad del Valle with category A in COLCIENCIAS. In addition, it has 80 publications in national and international indexed journals. He is the author and editor of the books “Foundations of Obstetrics and Gynecology”, “Integrated Human Embryology” and “Fragile X Syndrome in Ricaurte, Colombia”.
Professor Saldarriaga was director of the Medical School at the Universidad del Valle, Cali Colombia. In 2014 he received the ASCOFAME award for “Best Medical Educator in Colombia” in the category of young educators. In October 2017 he received a meritorious mention for his doctoral thesis in biomedical sciences with an emphasis on medical genetics at the Universidad del Valle. In addition, during his senior year of doctoral studies, he completed a 1-year training program at the University of California Davis MIND Institute. He is currently the Vice-Chair of research of the Faculty of Health at the Universidad del Valle.