Ricard N. Townsend, MD, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
University of California San Francisco
UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research
Specialties: General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Ricard N. Townsend, MD, FACS, is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.
Dr. Townsend received his undergraduate degree in Biological Studies from Harvard College (Cum Laude) and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. He completed his General Surgery Residency Program and Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Townsend also completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center.
Dr. Townsend began teaching as part of the core General Surgery and Critical Care faculty in 2005. In conjunction with the Emergency Medicine department at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), he helped develop a trauma resuscitation model for both teaching and patient care. Dr. Townsend also helped develop a massive transfusion protocol process at CRMC. Dr. Townsend worked with Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) to develop a pre-deployment worksite, where he was responsible for developing an intranet repository for trauma education.
Dr. Townsend served our country as a combat surgeon in the U. S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He deployed on active duty to Operation Iraqi Freedom (399th CSH) and to Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 8th, 624th, 628th Forward Surgical Team).
Dr. Townsend has worked with residents and fellows on presentations and posters for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), as well as the Southwestern Surgical Congress. Dr. Townsend is a Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course instructor and participates in training courses at Community Regional Medical Center and other locations.
Dr. Townsend is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Western Trauma Association, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.