About MTM Services

Our Team


J. Octavio Salazar, M.D.

Medical Operations Consultant and Senior National Council Consultant

Dr. Salazar is a seasoned medical manager with expertise in developing, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of clinical practice standards. As a practicing physician, psychiatrist and child psychiatrist with nearly 30 years of leadership service in diverse medical settings, he helps organizations enhance their clinical documentation and increase insurance approvals in order to support the availability of needed inpatient and outpatient services.

A distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Salazar served in many leadership roles prior to joining MTM Services, including as chief medical officer of Partners Behavioral Health Management as well as medical director of Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania.  He also served as chairman of the department of psychiatry and medical director of the behavioral health center at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Salazar is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as adult psychiatry.  He is a fellow with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a distinguished fellow with the American Psychiatric Association & Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society.