Dr Jay Doucet

Dr Jay Doucet

San Diego, USA

Jay Doucet, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery and Director of Emergency Management at University of California San Diego. 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 peer reviewed journals.

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

He is US and Canadian board certified in surgery, surgical critical care and neurocritical care is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS). He is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 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.