Jorge A. Brenes Salazar, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Geriatrician
  3. Internist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Brenes-Salazar obtained his medical degree from Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas in Costa Rica, and completed training in lnternal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He pursued additional training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester under the hybrid Geriatric Cardiology track, completing sequential fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Geriatric Medicine. He has a special interest in patients over 75 years of age with cardiovascular diseases, usually in the setting of other multiple complex medical problems. He is actively involved in teaching students, residents and fellows. Dr. Brenes-Salazar is part of the Division of Comprehensive and Community Cardiology, and sees patients locally in Rochester as well as in some communities throughout Southeast MN.

  • Geriatric Cardiology (Cardiovascular Diseases in Seniors)
  • Frailty
  • Cardiovascular Senescence and determinants of longevity
  • Cardiovascular risk stratification in seniors
  1. 2016
    FellowGeriatrics, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2016
    Fellowship - Geriatric MedicineMayo Clinic
  3. 2015
    Fellowship - Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo Clinic
  4. 2012
    ResidencyHennepin County Medical Center
  5. 2009
    MD - Primary CareClinica Panamericana
  6. 2008
    House OfficerCalderon Guardia Hospital, Emergency Department
  7. 2007
    Internship - First Block Surgery: Calderon Guardia Hospital (San Jose) Second Block Pediatrics: National Children's Hospital (San Jose) Third Block OB/Gyn: Calderon Guardia Hospital (San Jose) Fourth Block Primary Care: EBAIS Rincon de Salas (Alajuela) Fifth Block Internal Medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center (Minnesota)National Health Care System
  8. 2006
    MDUniversidad de Ciencias Medicas (UCIMED)
  9. 2000
    Pre-MedicalUniversity of Costa Rica


  1. 2017
    Geriatric MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2016
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2012
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    2018-19 Hennepin Department of Medicine, Distinguished Alumnus. For work in Geriatric Cardiology.Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  2. 2016
    Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TeachingMayo Clinic Rochester Programs
  3. 2016
    0-1 Visa for Aliens with Extraordinary AbilitiesUnited States Department of Homeland Security
  4. 2016
    Recipient Geriatric Fellow Future's Program AwardAMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine
  5. 2014
    Finalist James T. Willerson Award for Trainees, Residents, and Fellows, 2nd Cardiovascular Forum for Promoting Centers of Excellence and Young InvestigatorsInternational Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences
  6. 2014
    Recipient Cardiology Fellow in Training Travel AwardThe 11th International Dead Sea Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
  7. 2014
    Cardiology Fellow in Training Travel Award, Workshop: How to become a cardiovascular investigatorAmerican College of Cardiology
  8. 2013
    Recipient Geriatric Cardiology Fellow in Training Travel AwardAmerican College of Cardiology
  9. 2012
    Resident Research AwardHennepin County Medical Center
  10. 2012
    Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Transitional Program 2011-2012Hennepin County Medical Center
  11. 2012
    Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Outstanding Resident PhysicianUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities
  12. 2012
    Winner Internal Medicine Residents Research Poster CompetitionHennepin County Medical Center
  13. 2011
    Induction as Resident Physician for the AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society of Honor) - First resident First physician to be inducted in over 100 years of existence of the Chapter in MNUniversity of Minnesota
  14. 2006
    Medical School Class Graduate of Honor (Career average 93.59/100, rank position #1/88)UCIMED
  15. 2005
    Best Internship test Score 86/100CENDEISSS, Public Health Care System's Fellowships Office
  16. 2002
    Academic Scholarship of Honor 2002-2006UCIMED
  17. 1998
    Best average Health Care Sciences (94.1/100)UCR
  18. 1997
    Third best admissions score, UCRUniversity of Costa Rica
  19. 1997
    Second best admissions scoreTechnological Institute of Costa Rica

Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    MemberSigma XI: Research Society of Honor
  2. 2015
    MemberAmerican Medical Directors Association
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Geriatrics Society
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  5. 2014
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  6. 2014
    MemberAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
  7. 2014 - 2017
    Co-ChairAmerican College of Cardiology
  8. 2014
    MemberThe Willius Society - A History of Medicine Organization for Mayo Residents and Fellows
  9. 2012
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  10. 2012
    MemberMayo Fellows Association
  11. 2012
    MemberGold Humanism Honor Society
  12. 2011
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Society of Honor, Minnesota Chapter
  13. 2009
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  14. 2009
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  15. 2007
    MemberPan-American Association of Anatomy