New Director of Trauma Services / Medical Director of Surgical ICU


Dr. Stephen Kaminksi has been selected as the new Director of Trauma Services and Medical Director of the Surgical ICU for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and started in his new role in November 2010.


A cum laude chemistry graduate of Boston College, Dr. Kaminksi earned his medical degree from Hahneman University in Philadelphia, receiving the Delaney Award for Academic Excellence. He next joined Stanford University Hospital to complete his residency in general surgery while also serving two years as a research fellow in gastrointestinal surgery.


This was followed by a fellowship in trauma surgery and critical care at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Returning to California as a practicing general and trauma surgeon, Dr. Kaminski spent the next ten years at a number of Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in Santa Clara, San Jose, and San Diego. For the past year, he has been an attending general and trauma surgeon at Ventura County Medical Center, where he has also been involved as a clinical instructor in its family practice residency program.


We are delighted to welcome this very accomplished surgeon to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


Edmund M. Wroblewski, MD
VP Medical Affairs & CMO