Bio: Katrina Landa, MD, FACEP
Lieutenant Commander Kat Landa, MD FACEP is an Active Duty Assistant Professor of Military and
Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Clinical Faculty at Navy Medicine
Readiness and Training Command, San Diego.
LCDR Landa has deployed in various Emergency Medicine Platforms. From 2018-19, Kat deployed to
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT and OPERATION
FREEDOM’S SENTINEL where she served as Mass Casualty Director and Trauma Team Lead at the NATO
Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit. She again deployed with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task
Force-Crisis Response-Central Command as Officer-in-Charge, Shock Trauma Platoon (enhanced Role 1)
from March—October 2021 to various locations in US Central Command and supported OPERATION
ALLIED REFUGE during the evacuation of Kabul, Afghanistan in August, 2021.
Kat is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She lives in Oceanside, CA with her
husband Carlos Poni. Her professional interests include prehospital trauma care, humanitarian
assistance and disaster relief and team performance dynamics.