James V. Dunford, MD

City of San Diego Medical Director

Photo of James V. Dunford, MD Dr. Dunford is the Medical Director of the City of San Diego and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSD Medical Center. In 2000 Jim saw the potential of public access to defibrillation (PAD) programs and collaborated with key stakeholders to found San Diego Project Heart Beat. Jim serves as the President of the Greater San Diego Board of the American Heart Association. In 2008 he received the Volunteer Physician of the Year Award for the AHA Western States (California, Nevada and Utah).