Richard M Timms, MD

Richard M Timms, MD

Retired Medical and Research Professor, Scripps Research Institute
Chairman and Founder, Troxel, LLC
Richard M Timms, MD

 

Dr. Richard Timms is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, a former head of chest & critical care medicine at Scripps, co-founder and co-director of Scripps Heart-Lung Center, and founder of its Sleep Disorder Center. His career and publications focused on critical care issues including P.I. of the NHLBI studies on the affects and treatment of hypoxia. His expertise in critical illness and injury prevention started as a medical company commander in Vietnam and then as director of emergency services at Walter Reed Army Hospital. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star and Combat Medics Badge. After directing critical care medicine at UCSD and Scripps Health, he developed a consulting expertise in injury prevention serving on the California State Task Force for Injury Control.

Based on his work with patients and families confronting life threatening issues, Dr. Timms studied depth psychology with a focus to life threatening events, religion, and spirituality. During this last decade his lectures have covered an integration of depth psychology, religion, and health with a special interest in historical perspectives regarding terminal care and trends in Hippocratic Medicine.