Jay Johannigman

Jay Johannigman Cincinnati trauma surgeon

San Antonio, Texas

Jay Johannigman is the current Knight Aerospace’s, Chief Medical Officer in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Johannigman was a resident surgeon for 25 years with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and served as the Director of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. Additionally, he was the Director of the Institute of Military Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Jay Johannigman possesses over four decades of medical experience and military service in the United States Air Force and the United States Army. He is a colonel and critical care surgeon in the United States Army Reserves and has served in numerous military deployments overseas. Jay Johannigman holds membership with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and is licensed in advanced trauma life support.


Advanced trauma life support (ALTS) is a continuing medical education program outlining protocols for assessing and managing patients with multiple life-threatening injuries. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) developed the program in 1979 and has trained over 1 million doctors in more than 80 countries since that time, mostly military doctors.


The ACS and its Committee on Trauma developed the ALTS program to train healthcare professionals who do not treat traumatic injuries regularly. Advanced trauma life support teaches doctors hands-on techniques to improve the odds of patient survival and decrease associated morbidity.


The course is intensive, and participants receive instructions on various topics ranging from initial assessment and resuscitation to more formal lectures on topics like airway management and hands-on labs for practicing skills like chest drain insertion.

Upon completion of his active duty service duty obligation, Dr. Jay Johannigman joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati and served in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Trauma. During the ensuing years, he would continue an active presence in both military and civilian medicine. Dr. Johannigman was a founding leader in the establishment of the Cincinnati Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (Cincinnati CSTARS).

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 10 reviews
 by Yara
Wonderful Dr.

It's wonderful to discover a doctor that is both knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Jay examined my injuries and gave me great confidence in the quality of my future treatment. He is an expert in the field of medicine.

 by Robert

I was initially really anxious about the surgical operation, but Dr. Johannigman did a fantastic job of putting me at rest. He was kind with all of my naïve queries and provided excellent aftercare advice.

 by Jason
great abilities and expertise

When it comes to surgery, Dr. Jay Johannigman possesses some great abilities and expertise. Most significantly, the assurance with which he completes the task motivates and encourages patients to undergo surgery under his guidance.

 by Louis
well-regarded surgeon

Dr. Jay Joahnnigman is a well-regarded surgeon. He is the best because of his outstanding treatment, confidence, inquiring nature, competence, and ability to connect. He treats all of his patients with respect. I have no reservations about referring him to relatives and friends.

 by Yanett Garcia
Hand surgery in Cincinnati

The best surgeon in Cincinnati. The hand operation went quite well. My little finger had a vein injected into it, which helped straighten it up like the others. Dr. Jay Johannigman was extremely kind and detailed in his explanation of the procedure. Thank you very much.

 by Chris D.
Addressed all my questions

Jay Joahnnigman left an impression on me. His mastery of the subject shined through. He attentively evaluated me and described partial and complete knee replacements. He addressed all of my questions, and I'm ready to proceed with the procedure.

 by Joan
Best in Cincinnati!

I couldn't be happier with the entire experience, from beginning to end - many thanks for doing such a fantastic, professional job and for being so personable and courteous.

 by Sierra

Dr. Jay Johannigman comes highly recommended by me to anyone in Cincinnati who needs hip surgery. He was exceedingly professional in his approach to my operation and afterward, and he explained everything in great detail. I had complete faith in him and his staff.

 by Asanna
COVID Protocols

Dr. Jay Johannigman has been a wonderful person to work with. My operation was delayed due to covid, but Jay Johannigman and his Cincinnati staff were extremely communicative via email, ensuring that I always felt cared for. He thoroughly described the procedure and answered all of my questions both before and after the procedure. Outstanding surgeon

 by Herbert Q.
Excellent Physician

I've never seen a medical office that is so well-organized and operated. There is no commotion, no annoying music, and no television. Every single individual I encountered was clean, professional, pleasant, and friendly. I have no hesitation about recommending your facility. Thank you for a pleasant experience.