Focus Areas: Violence
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Molly is faculty within the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is responsible for the medical and surgical care of patients who have been victims of violence. In addition to her work as an active clinical surgeon, she is also an educator of medical students and surgical trainees, including helping direct the surgical critical care fellowship. Molly’s interest is in community outreach work and injury prevention, particularly for victims of violence. She has partnered with social workers, emergency medicine personnel, and public health practitioners in leading a hospital-based violence intervention program known as Safe Harbor and starting a trauma recovery center, both of which have recently received multi-million dollar state and local grant funding.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is the second largest of four acute care public hospitals within Los Angeles County. It is the cornerstone of healthcare services for more than 700,000 residents in the greater South Bay catchment area serving as a safety net hospital. Since 1946, Harbor-UCLA has provided high quality healthcare to every patient regardless of ability to pay and sees a patient population who are generally poor and uninsured/underinsured. As one of the five level 1 trauma centers in Los Angeles County, Harbor-UCLA evaluates nearly 4,000 trauma patients yearly.