Todd W. Costantini, MD is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns at the University of California, San Diego and the Trauma Medical Director at UC San Diego. Dr. Costantini is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency at UC-San Diego and went on to complete a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at UC-San Diego under the direction of Dr. Raul Coimbra.
Dr. Costantini is an investigator in the UC San Diego Laboratories of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burn Research. Dr. Costantini’s basic science research focuses on the neural control of inflammation after severe injury. Dr. Costantini was previously awarded research fellowships by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), the American College of Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. Dr. Costantini is the principal investigator on an NIH R01 research program focused on the ability of the uniquely human gene CHRFAM7A to contribute to human variability in the anti-inflammatory response to inflammation and injury. His clinical research interests include improving DVT prophylaxis in Trauma and Surgery patients and the study of complex pelvic fracture management. Dr. Costantini currently serves as the Chair of the Multi-institutional Trials Committee for the AAST. He also serves on the research council of the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) and the research committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.