R. Coimbra is the Monroe E. Trout Professor of surgery at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Chief at the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns, the UCSD, San Diego, Calif, USA. He graduated from Santa Casa School of Medicine (SCSM) in São Paulo, Brazil and completed his residency training in general and peripheral vascular surgery at SCSM's Department of Surgery. He also completed an M.S. degree and a Doctorate degree at SCSM. After a 2-year research fellowship at UCSD's Division of Trauma, he returned to Brazil and was appointed Chief of trauma at SCSM. He rapidly became an Associate Professor at SCSM with an active research laboratory in the field of shock and sepsis at the University of São Paulo. Dr. Coimbra joined the faculty at the Division of Trauma, UCSD, in 1998 as an Associate Professor of surgery and was appointed Associate Director of Trauma in 2000. In 2004, he became the Director of the combined Surgical Intensive Care/Trauma Fellowship and was appointed the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to Professor of surgery and assumed his current position as Chief of UCSD's Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns. Dr. Coimbra serves as on several hospital committees at UCSD Medical Center including the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee (EPAC). He is an accomplished Research Scientist with significant awards from his research colleagues and scientific organizations. In addition to an active clinical schedule, he is involved in both graduate and undergraduate teaching at UCSD. He is a Member of the American Shock Society, San Diego Surgical Society, and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Panamerican Trauma Society, where he currently serves as a President. Dr. Coimbra speaks three languages, English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and is the author of over 200 scientific publications.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2010