Dr. A Brent Eastman, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, was named president-elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at the 97th Annual Clinical Congress.
A general, vascular and trauma surgeon, he is chief medical officer of Scripps Health and the N. Paul Whittier chair of trauma at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
Dr. Eastman has been instrumental in the development of trauma systems worldwide. He is one of the co-founders of San Diego County’s trauma system and has helped put trauma systems into place on six continents.
A fellow of the ACS since 1976, Dr. Eastman began serving on the college’s Board of Regents in 2001. He participated in the ACS and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Distinguished Visiting Surgeon in Combat Casualty Program at the United States military hospital Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany in July 2007. He subsequently was granted and assigned the distinction of honorary member of the United States Army Medical Regiment by order of the U.S. surgeon general.