Dr. André Coombs graduated from the University of the West Indies medical school in Jamaica in 2007 with Honors in the Basic Medical Sciences and is currently an active Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon and Intensivist in Miami, FL. Dr. Coombs completed his General Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach and his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University. It was at Stanford where he was formally introduced to entrepreneurship in medicine and simultaneously completed the Stanford Biodesign Innovation course during his Fellowship. His dedication to excellence is supported by his lifelong pursuit of happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment through his own experiences.
After a number of personal and financial challenges during his training years, Dr. Coombs was able to harness the power of networking and developed lasting relationships with other trusted industry professionals who helped him land on his feet in difficult times. He has a unique eye for identifying opportunities to bring different industries together to solve everyday challenges faced in the lives of all medical professionals from medical, dental and nursing school right through to the end of a fulfilling career. Friends of Medicine™ was created to be a support system for those just starting out as well as professionals seeking to take their careers to the next level through education and networking.
“Life is a constant pursuit of happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment, but the happiness is always there. You just have to stop, take notice and appreciate the things and people that have helped you along your journey.” André V. Coombs, MD, DABS.