J. Perren Cobb

Professor Of Clinical Surgery Director of USC Critical Care Institute Director of Keck Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Areas of treatment:

Critical Illness
Critical Injuries
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
ICU Infections
Inflammation
Inflammatory Responses
Sepsis
Trauma

Specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care

Department:

  • Department of Surgery

J. Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM

Professor Of Clinical Surgery
Director of USC Critical Care Institute
Director of Keck Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

J. Perren Cobb is one of the preeminent experts in the field of critical care surgery and medicine and is director of the surgical intensive care unit at Keck Medical Center.

Dr. Cobb’s academic career started at Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he was appointed Assistant Professor in the burn, trauma, surgical critical care section of the Dept. of Surgery in 1995. Over the subsequent 14 years, Dr. Cobb achieved the rank of full professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology before leaving for Harvard Medical School in 2009 where he held a joint appointment in the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology. In 2015, Dr. Cobb moved to the west coast to assume a professorship in surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Among the more salient points in Dr. Cobb’s impressive curriculum vitae are the pivotal and outstanding leadership roles in research he’s handled masterfully and the innovative and truly game-changing contributions he’s made in the field of Critical Care Surgery. He is the founding director of the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group (USCIIT) and heads the USC Critical Care Institute, both of which are geared toward improving outcomes for the critically ill and injured through transformative biomedical research and performance improvement. He is single minded in his dedication to improving the delivery of care in the ICU across the nation through published chapters on Critical Care in standard textbooks and manuals and through countless national and international lectures.

Dr. Cobb’s extensive leadership in this field ensures that Keck Medical Center will continue to advance in providing excellent critical care to patients and their families.

Education:

MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Cum Laude, 1986
BA in Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University, Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Residencies:

University of California, San Francisco, Surgery, San Francisco, CA, 1986-1994

Fellowships:

National Institutes of Health, Critical Care Medicine, 1989-1992
University of Pittsburgh, Critical Care Medicine; Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, 1994-1995

Certifications:

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care, 1997- Present, Re-Certified 2007
Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1996-Present, Re-Certifi

Professional society memberships:

American College of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow, 2015-Present
American Surgical Association, 2009-Present
American Thoracic Society, Member Critical Care Assembly, 2007-Present
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, International Member, Systemic Inflammation and Sepsis Section, 2007-Present
Surgical Biology Club II, 2000-2009
Shock Society, 1997-2009
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1996- Present
Association for Academic Surgery, 1994–Present, Recorder 2001-2003, President 2004

Awards:

H. Richard Nesson, MD, Award for Collaboration, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA 2014
Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2012
Microarray Innovator, Genome Technology, 2005
Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2000
George H. A. Clowes, Jr. Memorial Research Career Development Award, American College of Surgeons, 2000
Founders Grant for Training in Critical Care Research, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1998
Founders Post-Fellowship Research Grant, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1997
Research Scholarship Award, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 1996
Fellow of the Year, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1995
Education Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1993
Henry Christian Award/Research Excellence Award, American Federation of Clinical Research, 1991
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 1985
Phi Beta Kappa Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 1982