Renowned lung injury Research Scientist Andriy Batchinsky, MD has been named The Geneva Foundation’s (Geneva) 2019 Researcher of the Year in recognition of his long-standing career pursuing ground-breaking treatments for the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with notable contributions in research quality and research mentorship.
Dr. Batchinsky is a principal investigator for Geneva and manager of the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Capability Area at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR). For the past 20 years, his research has centered on the prevention of single- and multi-organ failure. Dr. Batchinsky has developed noninvasive and invasive approaches to treat ARDS due to smoke inhalation, burns, and combined models of trauma, and is now directing several projects toward treatments for COVID-19. Much of his current research focuses on ECLS, which involves the use of venous and arterial catheters for cardiopulmonary bypass. He and his team are working on innovative methods to expand the capabilities of ECLS including portability and the implementation of wearable platforms.
Established by Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board in 2014, the Researcher of the Year award is presented to a researcher who exemplifies Geneva’s mission of advancing innovative medical research within the U.S. military, for the benefit of U.S. service members and veterans, their families, and the global community.
“Dr. Batchinsky is a leader in ARDS research for the military and has pioneered new treatments for trauma care and lung injuries both on and off the battlefield,“ said Geneva’s President and Chief Executive Officer Elise Huszar. “In addition, the Batchinsky lab is known for being highly collaborative, working with universities and large and small industry partners to test novel technologies for implementation in critical care. The Geneva Foundation is pleased to present him with the 2019 Researcher of the Year award and honored to support his innovative work.”
Dr. Batchinsky’s Geneva work is well-funded, with current and recently completed awards totaling more than $20M. He has more than 90 publications in medical journals such as Journal of Applied Physiology, Critical Care Medicine, PLoS, Military Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Burns, and Regenerative Medicine.