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


Bachelor of Arts:  Washington University, St. Louis
Medical Degree: University of Missouri
Residency: University of Illinois
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, LAC + USC

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