Dr. Hoyt is a nationally renowned trauma surgeon who currently serves as Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons, where he has achieved the FACS ranking. He has held distinguished roles with the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, including Chairman of Department of Surgery; Executive Vice Dean of the school of medicine and the John E. Connolly Professor of Surgery. Prior to UCI, Dr. Hoyt was The Monroe E. Trout Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the VA Medical Center in San Diego and at Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. Hoyt has been President of the Pan American Trauma Society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Shock Society and the San Diego Society of General Surgeons. He began his career at UCSD Medical Center as a surgical resident, after graduating from Santa Casa School of Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and completing his residency training in General and Peripheral Vascular Surgery at the Santa Casa School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree from the same school.