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Vice Chair – Research, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine


Bacherlor’s Degree: McMaster University
Medical Degree: University of Ottawa
Internship: General Surgery – University of Ottawa
Residency: General Surgery – University of Ottawa
Critical Care Medicine, University of Ottawa
Surgical Critical Care UC San Diego

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery Surgical Crtical Care

Awards and Honors

  • New Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA
  • Leadership Award, LAC + USC, Navy Trauma Training Center
  • Leadership Award, Department of Surgery, USNH Okinawa
  • Faculty Teaching Award, National Residency Program, USNH Okinawa
  • Distinguished Service Award for Leadership, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
Research Focus

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Transfusion, Organ Failure, Traumatic Brain Injury, Organ Donor Management

100 Journal Articles
9 Book Chapters

Professional Service
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), ACS-Committee on Trauma
  • Member, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)Team Leader, EAST Guidelines Committee
  • Member, Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeon (SCCACS)
  • Member, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST)
  • Member, Southwestern Surgical Congress (SWSC), Budget and Finance Committee
  • Member, Surgical Critical Care Program Director’s Society (SCCPDS), Match Committee
Personal Interests
  • Married, 2 boys, 2 dogs
  • Hiking, recreational softball, woodworking