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    Our Trauma Leadership

    Christopher Ruckman, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services and Universal Care Unit

    Dr. Saba Nora Azimi, Medical Director of Trauma Services

    Dr. Saba Azimi joined the Eden Trauma Services team in 2009. Since that time, she has been an active participant in the clinical, as well as operational management of the service. Dr. Azimi received her undergraduate degree with honors from New York University and went on to receive her medical degree in June of 1998 from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. Following her medical education, she completed a five-year general surgery residency in a level I trauma center, Kings County Brooklyn and St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center New York City. She then went on to perform another year of specialty training in colon and rectal surgery at the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University in New York. Dr. Azimi came to California in 2004 and pursued her career in surgery in the private practice sector. After several years in practice, she decided to return to her roots of trauma surgery here in the Bay Area. Since that time Dr. Azimi has taken on several leadership roles at Eden Medical Center and is the current business administrator for the trauma group.

    Kristen Gallegos, RN, CEN, Trauma Program Manager