Dr. Joshua Bobko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University. He completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services, and is the Medical Director for the Westminster (CA) Police department. His company, Valiant Research, provides operational medical support for FBI-LA SWAT.
Recognizing the gap in traditional Emergency Medical Services, he started the non-profit FirstCareProvider.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. He 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 and redefining the planning assumptions for disaster preparedness.