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Walid Ghurabi, DO, FACEP

Medical Director

Walid Ghurabi is the medical director for Harbor- UCLA Medical Center RME Program and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, where he also is chief of service, clinical professor, and vice chair of the Emergency Medicine Department. In addition, he is the medical director of the Santa Monica Fire and Police departments, where he trains paramedics and other first responders on various aspects of emergency medicine, including pre-hospital care. He has served the community through a number of major disasters, both natural and man-made. He co-chairs UCLA Health’s Emergency Management Steering Committee and serves on numerous other committees, including the hospital’s and health system’s Board of Advisors. He is a recipient of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica’s “Spirit Award” for his service to the community. He was also one of the founding board members and the first chief of staff for the new MLK, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. 


Dr. Ghurabi earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his internship at Lansing General Hospital and residency through Michigan State University affiliated hospitals.  

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