About Dr. Slayton
Shawn grew up in Long Beach, CA and attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. After leaving the military he spent a decade on Wall Street. Thereafter, he decided to pursue his passion for medicine and attended medical school at Michigan State University. He trained in one of the most challenging urban environments in America: Flint, Michigan.
Dr. Slayton is also a Naval physician and teaches surface warfare operational medicine on the Balboa Naval Hospital campus. His wife Sonja is a director of admissions at UC San Diego. They live with their two children in Tierrasanta.
Shawn holds an MD, and masters degrees in electrical engineering and business. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac and Advanced Trauma Life Support, as well as Tactical Combat Casualty Care.