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Dr. Coimbra

Dr. Coimbra

Dr. Raul Coimbra is the Director of the Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes ResearchCenter at RUHS Medical Center, and Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University School ofMedicine
Previously, Dr. Coimbra was the Director of the UCSD Level-1 Trauma Center and theChief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery for more thantwo decades.
His participation in global health and international outreach is enormous. Dr. Coimbra is Presidentof the Board of Directors for the World Coalition for Trauma Care, as well as a member of theGlobal Alliance for the Care of the Injured within the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention ofthe World Health Organization.
In addition, Dr. Coimbra is a Past Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Trauma of the AmericanCollege of Surgeons (ACS), Past President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma,Past President of the Panamerican Trauma Society, and Editor Emeritus of the European Journal ofTrauma and Emergency Surgery.
Currently, Dr. Coimbra is the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of Trauma and Acute CareSurgery, a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, and the Chairman of the EmergencyGeneral Surgery Verification Program of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Coimbra has more than 730 scientific publications and 18 books on most clinical andexperimental aspects of Trauma, Emergency General

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Navpreet Dhillon

Dr. Navpreet Dhillon

Director of Surgical Research

Dr. Navpreet Dhillon is a trauma and acute care surgeon at Riverside University Health SystemMedical Center. She completed her medical education and general surgery training in SouthernCalifornia and went on to complete a Surgical Critical Care fellowship followed by a Trauma andAcute Care Surgery fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University ofMaryland. Dr. Dhillon will be assuming the role of the Director of Surgical Research at CECORC.

Dr. Firek

Dr. Firek

Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and is a member of the clinical staff at RUHS.
He is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCR School of Medicine and a faculty memberof Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Dr. Firek has over 30 years of experience in clinical trials and clinical research studies. He is alsoworking as a collaborative scientist in basic science projects in diabetes and thyroid cancer at LLU.He currently serves as both a PI and sub PI on a number of ongoing research projects.
His interests include developing research skills in associated faculty, residents and students, carefor the transgender population, nutrition health disparities, diabetes, endocrine cancers, andmetabolic related conditions

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