Dr. Joshua Bobko

Dr. Joshua Bobko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Centre. A 1995 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the George Washington University and a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services from Loma Linda University.  Currently Dr. Bobko is the Medical Team Manager for California Task Force 5 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team, and is the Medical Director for the Westminster (CA) Police department. His company, Valiant Research, provides operational medical support for Los Angeles FBI SWAT.

Recognizing the gap in traditional Emergency Medical Services, he founded the non-profit First Care Provider.Org with the goal of improving community resilience by expanding trauma education into our communities. He is a national leader in the development and implementation of multi-jurisdictional medical responses to atypical emergencies, and is a voting member on the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. Dr. Bobko has lectured at the local, state and national level, and has consulted with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Active Shooter Mitigation effort.  Dr. Bobko is a national authority on high-threat civilian medicine and authored the landmark papers on pediatric casualty care. His current research includes expanding operational medicine concepts to other non-traditional populations, redefining the planning assumptions for disaster preparedness and improving community resilience through the First Care Provider Program.


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