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About Christopher Coyne, MD, MPH
Christopher Coyne, MD, is a board-certified emergency physician who treats patients with emergent or urgent conditions including trauma, heart attack, stroke, and other potentially life-threatening conditions.
As an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, he trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His particular area of research and scholarly expertise is in oncologic emergencies. Most of his research is directed towards improving the care of cancer patients in the emergency department, whether by improving symptom management, or by improving the process by which physicians rapidly identify medical or surgical emergencies related to cancer.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Coyne practiced medicine at El Centro Regional Medical Center, Rady Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente San Diego.
He completed a clinical research fellowship in emergency medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and residency training in emergency medicine at LAC + USC Medical Center. Dr. Coyne completed his medical degree at USC Keck School of Medicine and also holds a master's degree in public health from San Diego State University. He is board certified in emergency medicine..
Dr. Coyne is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
He is proficient in Spanish.
UC San Diego Health Links
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- University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Emergency Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Emergency Medical Services
- Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)