Dr. Jenkins is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Trauma in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He retired in 2008 from the U.S. Air Force, having served as the Trauma Medical Director at Lackland AFB, TX. He was responsible for all trauma medical care and administration of the USAF's only American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Center at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX in the decade prior to his retirement. He was also the Flight Commander and Chairman of General Surgery for 59MDW.

Dr. Jenkins received his BS in biochemistry in 1984 from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania; earned his MD in 1988 from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland; and performed his General Surgery Residency at Wilford Hall and Lackland AFB in 1988 and again from 1991 to 1996. He was a trauma/critical care fellow at the University of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 1998, and in 1999 received the Diploma Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Society of Apothecaries of London. Dr. Jenkins is Past President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Dr. Jenkins is the current Chairman of the National Trauma Institute.


"The clinical research supported by the National Trauma Institute will ultimately save thousands of military and civilian casualties by producing the "evidence" necessary for the provision of evidence-based medicine."

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS,
Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee and Chairman, National Trauma Institute