Dr. David B. Hoyt, FACS received a BA degree with honors from Amherst College, followed by an MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. From 1976-1984, he was a Surgical Resident and Research Fellow at UCSD and Scripps Immunology Institute. He joined the faculty at UCSD and immediately became involved in their Trauma Service, where his role as Director lasted from 1989 – 2006. In 1995, he was appointed Professor of Surgery and was awarded The Monroe E. Trout Professorship in Surgery at UCSD. In 2006, Dr. Hoyt was appointed to the positions of Chairman, Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine and The John E. Connolly Professor of Surgery. In 2008, Dr. Hoyt was appointed Executive Vice Dean for the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Hoyt was appointed Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons. He remains Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Hoyt distinguished himself within the UCSD and UCI Departments of Surgery, having delivered numerous named lectures and has received multiple significant awards while serving in positions of leadership.
Dr. Hoyt is a member of the American Surgical Association, Surgical Biology Club, Western Surgical Association, and Society of University Surgeons and other surgical organizations. He is Past President of; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of General Surgeons of San Diego, the Shock Society. He is also Past Chairman of the ACS Committee on Trauma, and Past Medical Director of Trauma at the ACS. He has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions nationally and internationally and is an Editorial Board Member of six journals. Dr. Hoyt consistently received significant public research funding, and continues to do so.