UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
(858) 534-3940 | ocme@ucsd.edu | cme.ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Course Directors

Laura G. Dibsie, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNS
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist                                                                                                                            
Surgical ICU and Trauma
Department of Nursing Education

Patricia Graham, MS, RN, CCRN, CS
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Intensive Care
Department of Nursing Education

Keynote Speaker

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Trauma, Burn, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery
Associate Chair of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Visiting Faculty

Etienne Macedo, MD, PhD
Epidemiology and Nephrology
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

UC San Diego Faculty

Andrea Bechtold, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Resident

Jeremy Beitler, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Allison Berndtson, MD
Associate Physician
Division of Trauma
Department of Surgery

Daniel G. Blanchard, MD, FACC
Director, UC San Diego Cardiology Fellowship Program
Professor of Medicine

Audrey Bushway, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident

Richard F. Clark, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

Todd Costantini, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Trauma
Department of Surgery

Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM, FAAN
Clinical Nurse
Department of Nursing Education

Katie Derry, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Specialist
Clinical Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes
Director PGY2 Critical Care

Rebecca Dodd-Sullivan, RN, MSN, FNP
Neurocritical Care Unit

Jay Doucet, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Department of Surgery

Samantha G. Gambles, RN, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Department of Surgery

Jennifer Garner, MSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Department of Nursing

Laura Godat, MD, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery

Monica Godoy, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Department of Nursing

Cynthia Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosciences
Neurocritical Care Units

Patricia Graham, MS, RN, CCRN, CS
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Intensive Care
Department of Nursing Education

Jeremy Hirst, MD
Psychiatrist
Associate Director, Patient and Family Support Services
Moores Cancer Center

Alexander A. Khalessi, MD
Neurosurgeon
Vice-Chairman of Clinical Affairs
Director of Neurovascular Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences

Summer R. Kirtley, RN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Department of Nursing Education

Leslie Kobayashi, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Trauma
Department of Surgery

Anush Minokadeh, MD
Associate Director, Center for Resuscitation Science
Associate Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman of Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology

Jennifer L. Murray, RN
Clinical Nurse
Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Frank E. Myers III, MA, CIC – APIC
Infection Control Practitioner
Department of Epidemiology

Anna Narezkina, MD
Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Robert Owens, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Mitul P. Patel, MD
Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine

David Poch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Alexandra K. Schwartz, MD
Chief of Orthopedic Trauma
Clinical Professor
Residency Director
Fellowship Director
Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Eli M. Strait, RN
Clinical Nurse
Burn Center

Hao Tran, MD
Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cassia Yi, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist                                                                                                                                              
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

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