Dr Alex Eastman

Dr. Alex Eastman is an Assistant Professor and trauma surgeon in the Division of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Chief of Trauma Surgery (Interim) at Parkland Memorial Hospital

A graduate with distinction of the George Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his general surgery and two fellowships at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is boardcertified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center--Houston.

Dr. Eastman works outside the traditional health care setting as well. He is the Deputy Medical Director of the Dallas Police Department, the Lead Medical Officer for DPD SWAT and a Dallas Police Lieutenant.He is also Medical Director of The University of Texas System Police.

A former firefighter/rescuer in Montgomery County, Maryland, his research/academic interests include the prehospital care of the injured, novel methods of hemostasis, cost effective wound care and the interface between medicine, law enforcement and public health. He is an Officer-atLarge of the Police Physician’s Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the United States Department of Justice’s Officer Safety and Wellness Working Group. Dr. Eastman was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award from the University of Texas at Austin.

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