Dr. Salvana is the Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the National Institutes of Health at the University of the Philippines Manila, and is Clinical Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at the Section of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine at the Philippine General Hospital. He is also Adjunct Professor for Global Health at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently the head of the subcommittee for HIV of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and led the formulation of local clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV. He also sits as an institutional representative on the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism.
Dr. Salvana graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and received internal medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Salvana has co-authored over 60 papers in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals and written 12 book chapters and review articles.