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Ruby Skinner, MD, FACS, FCCP

Dr. Ruby Skinner joined the surgical faculty at Kern Medical Center in 2009 and is currently Chief of the Trauma Division and Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Prior to her employment with KMC, Dr. Skinner was in private practice in Los Angeles where she specialized in trauma, surgical critical care and acute care general surgery. She also served on the surgical faculty at Northwestern University in Chicago for three years following her fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and clinical interests include: surgical strategies for complex abdominal hernia and wound management, surgical nutrition in critical illness and cost containment in critical care practices.

Board Certification:                   American Board of Surgery
                                                       American Board of Surgical Critical Care

Medical School:                         Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship:                                   University of California Davis, East Bay. Dept. of Surgery Oakland, CA
Residency:                                  University of California Davis, East Bay. Dept. of Surgery Oakland, CA
Fellowship:                                 University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Div. of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Philadelphia, PA

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American College of Chest Physicians - Fellow 
  • American College of Surgeons - Fellow 
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Shock Society
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • World Society for Abdominal Compartment Syndrome