Manuela Marin Salcedo
Manuela Marin Salcedo, or Manu to friends and family, grew up a bit all over the place. Originally born in Paris, France to Colombian parents, she has called France, rural Alabama and a few places in between home.
She received her undergraduate degree in journalism before completing graduate studies in photography, video and graphic design at Syracuse University. After spending some time working on a longhorn ranch, freelancing photo and video, collaborating with NGOs via photography workshops and doing some solo traveling, she (naturally) landed on medicine. She comes to Alaska from the magical desert of southern Utah where she received her DO degree from Rocky Vista University.
Manu chases story and feels every patient has one or many to tell. She hopes to incorporate women’s health, addiction medicine and behavioral health into a full-scope practice one day, with deep consideration for social determinants of health and their effect on her patients’ healthcare journeys. Outside of medicine, she relishes swimming in cold water, loving on her plants, reading a good book, sharing a meal with friends and getting open-mouthed laughs out of her partner, Joshua, and daughter, Meredith.