Dr. Tobin graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992 and was a paramedic before earning his medical degree at Boston University in 2000. He completed an Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Washington and Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University. Currently, Dr. Tobin is the Director of Trauma Anesthesiology at LAC + USC Medical Center. His research interests include trauma resuscitation and critical care transportation. 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 Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has completed three combat 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.
The Ryder Cognitive Aid Checklist for Trauma Anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1484-7. View in: PubMed
Factor concentrates in trauma. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Apr; 28(2):217-26. View in: PubMed
Resuscitation During Critical Care Transportation in Afghanistan. J Spec Oper Med. 2015; 15(3):72-5. View in: PubMed
Hypotensive resuscitation in a head-injured multi-trauma patient. J Crit Care. 2014 Apr; 29(2):313. e1-5. View in: PubMed
Developing a trauma curriculum for anesthesiology residents and fellows. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Apr; 27(2):240-5. View in: PubMed
It is time to reassess critical care evacuation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):250. View in: PubMed
A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov; 117(5):1178-84. View in: PubMed
Emergency management of the trauma airway. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Nov; 25(7):605-7. View in: PubMed
Review article: update in trauma anesthesiology: perioperative resuscitation management. Anesth Analg. 2012 Dec; 115(6):1326-33. View in: PubMed
Usage and efficacy of airway adjuncts in an emergency intubation kit. Emerg Med Australas. 2011 Aug; 23(4):514-5. View in: PubMed
Tactical evacuation: extending critical care on rotary wing platforms to forward surgical facilities. Mil Med. 2011 Jan; 176(1):4-6. View in: PubMed
"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. View in: PubMed
A hemodynamic profile for consciousness during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Anesth Analg. 2009 Nov; 109(5):1598-9. View in: PubMed
Trauma anesthesia plan for non-permissive environments. J Spec Oper Med. 2009; 9(4):32-5. View in: PubMed