Dr. Gilbert Pineda is a board-certified specialist in emergency medicine who comes to St. Vincent from physician-owned and -operated CarePoint Health. He practices clinical emergency medicine and has taught many prehospital providers and other physicians during his more than 30-year academic and clinical career.
Dr. Pineda grew up in Huntington Beach, California, earned his undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Occidental College and attended medical school at the University of California Irvine. Residency training took him to Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC), where he remained as clinical faculty for an additional seven years. He was a clinical instructor of emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Center for 14 years and has lectured nationally and locally on emergency medicine and prehospital medicine topics.
What drives his patient care philosophy? “I believe in practicing and preaching compassionate clinical medicine within a world of medical technology,” says Dr. Pineda. “It’s one reason, of many, why I’m attracted to the practice at St. Vincent Health.”
Dr. Pineda is also board-certified in the subspecialty of emergency medical services (EMS). He has been the medical director of the Community College of Aurora’s EMS program since its inception in 2000. He was the medical director for the City of Aurora for over a decade and provided EMS medical direction for many communities in eastern Colorado as well.
When Dr. Pineda isn’t treating patients, he’s likely out enjoying snow sports or a vigorous hike. “I like to relax after a hike with a good India Pale Ale,” he says with a laugh, and adds, “My family keeps me down-to-earth most of the time.”