Trauma Medical Director, University Hospital; Jocelyn and Joe Straus Endowed Chair in Trauma Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Brian Eastridge M.D. is a trauma surgeon, Trauma Medical Director at University Hospital and holds the Jocelyn and Joe Straus Endowed Chair in Trauma Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Eastridge is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, and has served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan — including as Director of U.S. CENTCOM Joint Theater Trauma System Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012. His current research interests include trauma system development, causation and mitigation of pre-hospital death after injury and the management of bleeding in seriously injured patients. He is principle investigator of The Remote Trauma Outcomes Research Network (RemTORN), the first and largest investigation to date of trauma patients developed to model and improve combat casualty care. He is author or co-author of more than 100 manuscripts and book chapters; and three books, among them: Combat Casualty Care (Borden Institute, 2012). Dr. Eastridge earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.