Combat Casualty Care

Research in expeditionary medicine, battlefield health, and prolonged field care is geared toward decreasing warfighter mortality and morbidity. Geneva experts are engaged in efforts to understand combat casualty care limitations on the battlefield and enhance the capability of first responders to treat as close to the point of injury as possible.

Geneva collaborates on combat casualty care research at federal laboratories and military treatment facilities including: Keller Army Hospital, Madigan Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed National Medical Center, and Womack Army Medical Center.


Improving Life-Saving Treatments

Geneva researcher teams have extensive experience in conducting battlefield research that optimizes the survival and recovery of service members with combat-related injury. Our experience areas include:

  • Biomarker development for acute injury
  • En route care
  • Expeditionary medicine
  • Hemorrhage control and development of blood products
  • Medical simulation and training to advance trauma skills retention and abilities
  • Minimally invasive interventions, such as Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) devices
  • Prolonged field care
  • Resuscitative surgical techniques
  • Trauma care and management utilizing telemedicine and remote monitoring
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treatments for burns and wound care

National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN)

The National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network brings high-quality emergency and critical care support to any bedside, at any time. A Geneva telemedicine team is rapidly developing and deploying a NETCCN initiative called the Disaster Telemedicine Response System (DISTRESS) to fight COVID-19 and other emergency events.

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Geneva Expertise

Chair of the Board of Directors
Neil Vining, MD, MBA

Dr. Vining is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics and trauma. As National Medical Director at TeamHealth, he oversees clinical, operational, and financial aspects of 20+ orthopedic and general surgery hospital-based trauma programs nationwide.

Researcher of the Year
Andriy Batchinsky, MD

Dr. Batchinsky manages the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Capability Area at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR). His research centers on the prevention of single- and multi-organ failure including ground-breaking treatments for the management of ARDS.

Featured Researcher
COL (Ret) Elizabeth Mann-Salinas, PhD, RN

Dr. Mann-Salinas, Senior Nurse Scientist at the Joint Trauma System DoD-CoE for Trauma, evaluated the utilization of R2 forward surgical capabilities and trauma care in recent conflicts to inform future efforts, guide training, and optimize pre-deployment readiness of combat casualty care providers.


Research Areas

Geneva manages a comprehensive portfolio of research in areas including:

Burn Care
Cardiology / Cardiovascular
Critical Care
Trauma care
En route care
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (CBRN)
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
En Route Care
Pain Management
Regenerative Medicine
Rehabilitative Medicine
Trauma Care
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Wound Healing