Dr Jay Doucet

Dr Jay Doucet

San Diego, USA

Jay Doucet, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and the chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery and medical director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit and also director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at UC San Diego Health. He is the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care fellowship.

He has presented on topics related to trauma and surgical training both nationally and internationally. His articles on topics such as trauma, ultrasound, and transfusion management have been published in peerreviewed
journals. He is the editor of the Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course Manual.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Doucet was an attending surgeon at the U.S. Navy Trauma Training Center at Los Angeles County Medical Center/ University of Southern California, followed by two years at the University of British Columbia, where he was responsible for expanding the mission of the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Center as Medical Director. Dr. Doucet has served on several overseas tours as a military surgeon in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Desert Storm, and elsewhere and also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force 22 years active duty as a general duty medical officer and flight surgeon.

Dr. Doucet completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in trauma and catastrophic surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Health, Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he was also a resident in general surgery. Dr. Doucet earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and holds a Master of Science from Dalhousie University. He is US and Canadian board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS).

Dr. Doucet is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the ACS Committee on Trauma. He is also a member of the Society of Program Directors in Critical Care Surgery. He chairs the Transfusion and Emergency Management Committees at UC San Diego Health. He has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Emergency Medicine Health Care Hero Award from the San Diego Business Journal and an honorary medal from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in recognition of his contributions to combat surgery.

Jay lives in Coronado, CA with his wife Barbara.