Oscar F. Casillas, MD
Medical Director of Emergency Medicine
As medical director of the emergency department at Martin Luther King Jr.,
Community Hospital, Dr. Oscar Casillas leads a staff of board-certified
emergency medicine specialists.
Trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Dr. Casillas is an attending
staff physician in the Emergency Medicine Center at Santa Monica-UCLA
Medical Center, where he previously served as emergency medical services/paramedic
liaison. He has also served on several hospital committees at Santa Monica-UCLA
Dr. Casillas earned his medical degree at the University of California,
San Diego School of Medicine, where he was awarded a National Institutes
of Health Summer Research Training Grant. He was also designated a William
and Charlotte Cadbury Scholar, a national award that is presented annually
to a senior medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement,
leadership and community service.
He is licensed in California as a physician and has been certified as an
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, a Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Provider, and a Basic Trauma Life Support Provider.
Conversant in Spanish, Dr. Casillas received his Bachelor of Science in
business administration from the University of Southern California (USC).
A Southern California native, Dr. Casillas lives in Mar Vista with his
wife and four children. He is vice president of the board for North Venice
Little League and has volunteered as an assistant coach for high school
varsity football, baseball and softball teams.