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Joshua M. Tobin, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentAnesthesiology
AddressGNH Inpatient Tower - C4E100
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9300
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    Dr. Tobin graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992 and was a paramedic before earning his medical degree at Boston University in 2000. He completed Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Washington, Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford and Prehospital Medicine fellowship at Sydney Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (Sydney HEMS). Currently, Dr. Tobin is the Chief, Division of Trauma Anesthesiology at the Los Angeles County Hospital/Keck School of Medicine of USC. His research interests include trauma resuscitation, critical care transportation and mathematical modeling of critical illness. Dr. Tobin holds two U.S. patents and is the author of numerous peer reviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters.

    Dr. Tobin is also a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has completed multiple deployments in a variety of conventional and special operations assignments. He is a Diving Medical Officer as well as a Flight Surgeon. Dr. Tobin’s awards include the Air Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Romanian Medal of Honor of the General Staff.


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    1. Tobin JM, Barras WP, Bree S, Williams N, McFarland C, Park C, Steinhiser D, Stone RC, Stockinger Z. Anesthesia for Trauma Patients. Mil Med. 2018 Sep 01; 183(suppl_2):32-35. PMID: 30189066.
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    2. Walrath BD, Harper S, Barnard E, Tobin JM, Drew B, Cunningham C, Kharod C, Spradling J, Stone C, Martin M. Airway Management for Trauma Patients. Mil Med. 2018 Sep 01; 183(suppl_2):29-31. PMID: 30189067.
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    3. Strumwasser A, Tobin JM, Henry R, Guidry C, Park C, Inaba K, Demetriades D. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in trauma: A single institution experience and review of the literature. Int J Artif Organs. 2018 Aug 17; 391398818794111. PMID: 30117348.
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    4. Tobin JM, Rossano JW, Wernicki PG, Fielding R, Quan L, Markenson D. Dry drowning: A distinction without a difference. Resuscitation. 2017 Sep; 118:e5-e6. PMID: 28655623.
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    5. Leichtle SW, Singleton A, Singh M, Griffee MJ, Tobin JM. Transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of the trauma patient: A trauma resuscitation transesophageal echocardiography exam. J Crit Care. 2017 Aug; 40:202-206. PMID: 28433951.
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    6. Tobin JM, Ramos WD, Pu Y, Wernicki PG, Quan L, Rossano JW. Bystander CPR is associated with improved neurologically favourable survival in cardiac arrest following drowning. Resuscitation. 2017 06; 115:39-43. PMID: 28385639.
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    7. Tobin JM. Anesthesiologist as Resuscitation Consultant. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2017; 55(3):1-3. PMID: 28598876.
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    8. Tobin JM, Lockey DJ. Prehospital Resuscitation. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2017; 55(3):36-49. PMID: 28598879.
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    9. Behrens V, Dudaryk R, Nedeff N, Tobin JM, Varon AJ. The Ryder Cognitive Aid Checklist for Trauma Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1484-7. PMID: 27101496.
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    10. Tobin JM, Tanaka KA, Smith CE. Factor concentrates in trauma. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Apr; 28(2):217-26. PMID: 25674987.
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    11. Tobin JM, Nordmann GR, Kuncir EJ. Resuscitation During Critical Care Transportation in Afghanistan. J Spec Oper Med. 2015; 15(3):72-5. PMID: 26360357.
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    12. Tobin JM. Developing a trauma curriculum for anesthesiology residents and fellows. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Apr; 27(2):240-5. PMID: 24535188.
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    13. Tobin JM, Nelson TJ, Moore JD. It is time to reassess critical care evacuation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):250. PMID: 24368392.
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    14. Tobin JM, Dutton RP, Pittet JF, Sharma D. Hypotensive resuscitation in a head-injured multi-trauma patient. J Crit Care. 2014 Apr; 29(2):313.e1-5. PMID: 24388660.
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    15. Tobin JM, Grabinsky A, McCunn M, Pittet JF, Smith CE, Murray MJ, Varon AJ. A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov; 117(5):1178-84. PMID: 24108256.
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    16. Tobin JM, Varon AJ. Emergency management of the trauma airway. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Nov; 25(7):605-7. PMID: 23994703.
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    17. Tobin JM, Varon AJ. Review article: update in trauma anesthesiology: perioperative resuscitation management. Anesth Analg. 2012 Dec; 115(6):1326-33. PMID: 22763906.
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    18. Tobin JM. Usage and efficacy of airway adjuncts in an emergency intubation kit. Emerg Med Australas. 2011 Aug; 23(4):514-5. PMID: 21824322.
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    19. Tobin JM, Via DK, Carter T. Tactical evacuation: extending critical care on rotary wing platforms to forward surgical facilities. Mil Med. 2011 Jan; 176(1):4-6. PMID: 21305952.
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    20. Tobin JM. "Damage control resuscitation for the Special Forces medic: simplifying and improving prolonged trauma care"(JSOM 2009, Vol 9, Eds 3-4) by Dr. Risk and Mike Hetzler, 18D. J Spec Oper Med. 2010; 10(1):63. PMID: 20306418.
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    21. Tobin JM, Mihm FG. A hemodynamic profile for consciousness during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Anesth Analg. 2009 Nov; 109(5):1598-9. PMID: 19843796.
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    22. Tobin JM. Trauma anesthesia plan for non-permissive environments. J Spec Oper Med. 2009; 9(4):32-5. PMID: 20112646.
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