Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns & Acute Care Surgery

The Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery was designed to respond to any emergency calls 24/7 with fully equipped state-of-the art trauma bays. Whether a trauma or a burn victim, they will be seen by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and spine specialists. Our mission is to save lives and send them back to their families.


In the News

Dr. Jay Doucet Dr. Jay Doucet to present results of AAST multi-institutional study evaluating ultrasound measured IVC diameter as a predictor of fluid resuscitation at the upcoming AAST Annual Meeting.
Dr. Laura GodatDr. Laura Godat to present study evaluating the effects of the Affordable Care Act on Emergency General Surgery care at the AAST Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Dr. Allison Berndtson Dr. Allison Berndtson to discuss her experience teaching the TEAM (Trauma Evaluation Management) Course to students in the USA and Ghana at the World Trauma Congress.


UC San Diego Health received another full reverification as a Level I trauma center for the maximum period of 3 years after a successful site visit by the American College of Surgeons Verification Review Committee and the County of San Diego.