Executive Steering Committee

Philip C. Spinella, MD, FCCM   –  CO-CHAIR

Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Geir Strandenes, MD, SMO NORNAVSOC  – CO-CHAIR

Senior Medical Officer, Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando
Researcher, Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine
Haukeland University Hospital

Torunn Oveland Abelseth, MD, PhD

Senior Consultant
Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine
Haukeland University Hospital

COL Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD, FACP

Medical Corps, US Army
Chief, Blood Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research
Medical Director, Akeroyd Blood Donor Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Program Director, Clinical Research Fellowship
Deputy Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the Surgeon General
Staff Hematologist-Oncologist, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Marc De Pasquale, BS

18D Special Forces Medic
Paramedic NREMT
Deployment Medicine International

Håkon Eliassen, MD

Norwegian Armed Forces

Brigadier General Elon Glassberg, MD, MHA

Prof. of Surgery
Head of the Medical Department
Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps

Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS, DMCC

COL USAF (Ret), Professor/Clinical, Division of Trauma and 
Emergency Surgery
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
Associate Deputy Director, Military Health Institute
UT San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Sean Keenan, MD, FAAEM FAWM

US Special Operations Command

Joseph Rappold, MD, FACS

CAPT MC USN (Ret); Chief, Acute Care Surgery
Trauma Medical Director, Department of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine
Maine Medical Center

Patrick Thompson

United Kingdom

Kevin Ward, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan
Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)

Col Thomas Woolley RAMC

Defence Professor of Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Mark Yazer, MD

Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, RBC serology reference laboratory, Centralized Transfusion Service
Associate Medical Director, Centralized Transfusion Service
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Immunology, University of Southern Denmark