Jay Johannigman, M.D. is a Cincinnati-based trauma and critical care surgeon with over 40 years of experience. After receiving an AB degree in biology from Kenyon College, he went on to earn his doctorate of medicine from Case Western Reserve University. He subsequently had his postdoctoral training in trauma and surgical critical care and went back to school during his years in the military to complete his Aerospace Medicine Primary Course at Brooks AFB and graduate from the Air War College.
For decades Dr. Johannigman held several positions in the military, including staff surgeon and medical director of the Surgical Critical Care Service at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas, consultant surgeon for the Air Force Special Operations Command, trauma director for the 332nd AFTH/332 EAW at Balad Air Base in Iraq, and colonel for the Office of the Surgeon General USAF at the Pentagon. For 18 years, he was deployed to combat theatres of Iraq and Afghanistan, where he gained experience and brought the knowledge to help trauma patients in hospitals in the USA.
After his years working in the military, he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati and served in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Trauma. Dr. Johannigman was a founding leader in establishing the Cincinnati Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (Cincinnati CSTARS).
Dr. Johannigman was among the Cincinnati-trained elite Air Force medical teams. Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who took part in the program were trained at the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center. Their volunteering work helped save lives as it impacted more than 5,600 military families who are grateful for the humanitarian service rendered.
As head of the UC Medical Center’s trauma and critical care center, Jay was responsible for bringing the much-needed lifesaving training to Cincinnati. He has earned numerous certifications and awards in his 4 decades of career, especially in trauma and critical care.
EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013-2014
American College of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Surgeons