David M. PlourdAssistant Professor | San Diego, California
Dr. David Plourd was an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and at UCSD, for over two decades. There, he was voted “Teacher of the Year” by the interns and residents. He has since joined the Obstetric Hospitalist Team at Scripps Hospital. Dr. Plourd has been teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally on numerous women’s healthcare topics. He has been asked to present at medical conferences for the past 20 years, and is regularly named as the top speaker at these conferences.
Dr. Plourd has served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN, and is currently an Expert Reviewer for several State Medical Boards. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in clinical and academic practice .
Dr. David Plourd’s degree in marine sciences from Pepperdine University and his M.D. from UCLA provide his scientific basis. Nearly thirty years of daring, amazing, up-close, and first-hand encounters with sea life and wildlife provide his passion. Add to those his zest and talent for teaching, and you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat watching dramatic images from nature in his riveting “Sea Life Series” of edu-taining presentations that will inspire and refresh you with his contagious sense of awe and respect for the wonders of our planet’s innumerable life forms.
He has been speaking on ocean and sea life for many years, particularly to discerning cruise ship audiences. With his passionate, articulate, and scientifically-based presentations, he often draws crowds that fill the main theater.