José Quiroga, M.D., Co-Founder, Adviser and Volunteer Physician, is a globally recognized authority on torture and trauma. A torture survivor, he fled from his native Chile and arrived in America after the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. He is a former assistant professor in the UCLA School of Public Health, and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology at UCLA. Dr. Quiroga serves on the Executive Board of the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Los Angeles, and member of the National Board of PSR. He is former Vice President of the International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture based in Copenhagen and a current member of the Senior Clinical Advisory Group of the IRCT.