Dr. Raul Coimbra is the Surgeon in Chief of the Riverside University Health System (RUHS)Medical Center, Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Emeritus Professor University of California San Diego. He is also the Director of the CECORC – Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center at RUHS.
Previously, Dr. Coimbra was the Director of the UCSD Level-1 Trauma Center and the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery for 2 decades.
Dr. Coimbra played a significant role in strengthening San Diego’s first Level-1 Trauma Center into one of the top programs in the nation, as well as a model for trauma centers around the world.
His participation in global health and international outreach is enormous. Dr. Coimbra is President of the Board of Directors for the World Coalition for Trauma Care, as well as a
member of the Global Alliance for the Care of the Injured within the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention of the World Health Organization. He has served as the Chairman of the Trauma Registry and Data Committee for the World Health Organization.
In addition, Dr. Coimbra is a Past Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Past Chairman of the ACS International Injury
Care Committee. He is also Past-President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, which is the premier trauma organization in the world!
Dr. Coimbra has more than 560 scientific publications in most clinical and experimental aspects of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care related research.