Dr. Christopher Coyne is originally from Castro Valley, California. He received his undergraduate education at UC San Diego and graduated with a degree in Human Biology. He attended the USC Keck School of Medicine, after which he stayed on at LAC/USC for his training in Emergency Medicine. During his last year of residency, Chris served at the Chief Resident of Education. After residency, Dr. Coyne completed a fellowship in clinical research at UC San Diego, while obtaining an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He has been part of the research division since 2014 and in 2018 became Director of Clinical Research for the UC San Diego Department of Emergency Medicine, as well the fellowship director for the Clinical Research Scholar Fellowship. Dr. Coyne became jointly appointed in Radiation Medicine in 2019, with his primary research topic being Oncologic Emergencies. He has published several articles on this topic and is currently an Associate Editor for the Oncologic Emergencies Textbook (Springer).