The Bill Cunningham podcast hosted Jay A. Johannigman, MD, a renowned military surgeon. In the radio program, the medical expert answered questions about the terrorist attacks on Afghan and American interests, including the attack at Kabul Airport.
Jay Johannigman spoke about his experiences with the humanitarian and medical situations after returning from a long combat tour in Afghanistan. He reflected on his most recent tour, and how it compares to the seven combat deployments he had in Afghanistan and Iraq. He spoke out about the current medical situation in the country and the challenges ahead of the country after the withdrawal of American Forces.
Cunningham and Johannigman spoke about their friendship, which stemmed from both of them growing up in the same Cincinnati neighborhood. Cunningham’s questions, based on news from the region, highlighted the intensity and challenges. Cunningham’s questions based on breaking news from that region prompted the conversation to focus on real issues that affect millions of people. The surgeon, a military veteran and medical expert provided valuable insight into the security of people and their properties as well as the potential medical problems that terrorist attacks could pose to those they consider enemies.
It is evident from the interview that people like Jay Johannigman have the expertise to help with medical emergencies in times of conflict and increasing violence. He currently serves as an advisor to Uniformed Services Health Sciences University in Washington, DC. The man believes that every problem has a solution, but that it will require the right people and political will to make it happen.
Jay A. Johannigman, M.D. FACS began his career with the US Air Force in 1990. He played a significant role in the formation of the United States Air Force’s Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team. Knight Aerospace named him its Chief Medical Officer in 2020. He is responsible for providing advanced aeromedical transport services. He was instrumental in transforming military and NGO cargo planes into flying emergency rooms, which have saved thousands of lives over the years. He is driven every day by his passion for human survival and hopes to continue making contributions to improve the US military’s medical service arm and other organizations.
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About Jay Johannigman
Jay A. Johannigman, M.D. FACS is a Texas-based military trauma and critical care surgeon. Dr. Johannigman was the founder of the Cincinnati Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (CSTARS). Johannigman, who has decades of experience, is a leader, innovator, and teacher. He has won numerous awards and honors for his contributions.