Javier A. Romero, M.D. FACS

Director & Chair of Surgery VCMC

Education & Credentials

M.D., University of California, Davis, June 1996
B.S., Biological Science, University of California, Irvine, June 1991
A.S., Engineering, Mt. San Antonio College, Los Angeles County, June 1989
A.S., Biological Science, Mt. San Antonio College, Los Angeles County, 1988

Board Certification

Surgical Critical Care Certification
Surgical Board Certification
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course Director


General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Medical Licensure and Certification

State of California

Professional Experience

Director of Surgery, Ventura County Medical Center
Co-Director Trauma Medical Services
Director Critical Surgical Care Services
Chief of Staff (2011-2012)
Past Chief of Surgery
Surgery/Trauma/ICU Attending
Surgical Teacher Staff Family Practice Residency Program


Trauma-Critical Care Fellow, LAC+USC,
Chief Surgical Resident, Cottage Hospital,
General Surgery Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Southern California, American College of Surgeons, Committee of Trauma Member
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Active Member (AAST)
Eastern Association of Surgery of Trauma Active, Member (EAST)
Western Surgical Association (WSA)
Society Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS) 10/2005
Chicano/Latino Medical Students Association (past president)
California Hispanic American Medical Association


Champion of Medicine issued by California State Senate, 2013
California State Legislature Award of Recognition for dedication and commitment to County of Ventura, 2009
Ventura County Healthcare Star, 2009
Ventura County Hospital Residency Teaching Award, 2008
Kaiser Permanente Grant in ICU Performance Improvement Software, 2006
Surgical Teaching Award Ventura, County of Ventura, HCA 2006
Ventura County Hospital Faculty Teaching Award, 2004
Ecuadorian Achievement Award in Science “El Condor,” 2002
Surgical Resident Teaching Award, Cottage Hospital, 2001
Graduated with Honors in Family Practice, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 1996
California Senate Intern, Medical Communications, 1995-1996
University of California at Davis, Community Service Award, 1996
University of California Leadership Award, 1996
March of Dimes Grant, Student Free Clinic, 1996
Office of Health and Statewide Planning, Education Grant, 1995
American Medical Students’ Association, Health Policy Fellowship, 1994
California Hispanic-American Medical Association Scholarship, 1994
Chicano Medical Association of California Scholarship, 1994
Howard Hughes Research Scholarship, UC Irvine, 1988