John Dorman, M.D.
Photo Dr. Dorman

Undergraduate education:

                San Diego State University

                Major: Zoology
Graduate Medical Education:

                University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky

                Degree: Medical Doctor

Post Doctoral Education:
                University of California at San Diego

                Rotating Internship


                Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

                Designated United States Naval Flight Surgeon


                Operational Medical Aspects of Nuclear and Chemical
                Warfare Defense United States Naval Medical
                School Pensacola, Florida


                Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California

                Surgery Residency, 1st year


Board Certification:   Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Dr. Dorman  was born in San Diego, California. He graduated from Helix High School, La Mesa, California.  He completed his undergraduate education at San Diego State University.  He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.

Following an internship at the University of California at San Diego, He volunteered for service in the United States Navy and trained at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida where he was designated a Naval Flight Surgeon.  He served a combat tour in Vietnam with CVSG 55 and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron HS-4 aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown.  He also served as the flight surgeon for Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1 and HC-3).  Dr. Dorman was a Staff Flight Surgeon for Carrier Antisubmarine Air Group-Reserve 80 at North Island Naval Air Station.  He remained in the Naval Reserve until 1992.

Upon release from active duty Dr. Dorman completed a year of surgery residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.  He then started a practice in family medicine and became the director of the Emergency Department at Goleta Valley Community Hospital. 

Dr. Dorman then established the Paramedic Program in Santa Barbara County which was the third county in the State of California to have operational paramedics.  He was the Course Medical Director, Paramedic Instructor, and responsible for curriculum development of the paramedic program at Goleta Valley Community Hospital.  He has a Community College Instructor Credential in Health and Physical Care Services and Related Technologies.

He continued to be involved with pre-hospital care and emergency medicine serving as Chairman of the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Committee, Chairman Emergency Medical Services Committee Santa Barbara County Medical Society

Dr. Dorman also served as the Director of the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital,  and advisor and medical director for Mobile Life Support, a California based ambulance provider.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association Santa Barbara - San Luis Obisbo Counties and a member of the Board of Directors of the America Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Chapter.



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