Dr. Batchinsky is a general/trauma surgeon by training and a translational scientist by passion. Dr. Batchinsky leads a multi-disciplinary team engaged in translational research focusing on combat relevant trauma and novel critical care interventions for combat casualties during aeromedical evacuation at ground level and high altitude. Batchinsky has a special interest in minimally invasive heparin-free extracorporeal life-support (ECLS) for treatment of lung and multiorgan failure, as well as resuscitation of patients with massive severe combined injuries and exsanguination using modern ECLS technology. Dr. Batchinsky has also been developing new stem cell-based therapeutic interventions for critical care. Dr. Batchinsky is author to over 70 peer reviewed publications; a reviewer for several medical journals; a member of multiple societies; immediate past President of the International Society for Complex Acute Illness and Director and founder of the Department of Translational Medicine at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Batchinsky is also a steering committee member at the Multiorgan Support Technology Task Area and Blood and Coagulation Research Task Area at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas; a subject matter expert in ECLS for the Department of Defense and a principal Investigator at the Geneva Foundation.