As Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Senior Science Advisor at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, Maryland, Dr. Richard Satava is pursuing the leading edge of advanced technologies to formulate the architecture for the next generation of medicine.
During 23 years of military surgery, he has been a flight surgeon, an Army astronaut candidate, a MASH surgeon, and a hospital commander during Desert Storm - all while continuing clinical surgical practice.
He has served as Professor of Surgery at Yale University, Professor of Surgery in the Army Medical Corps at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and as Program Manager of Advanced Biomedical Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also served on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Committee on Health, Food and Safety. Dr. Satava has been published more than 200 times in diverse areas of advanced surgical technology, including surgery in the space environment, video and 3-D imaging, telepresence surgery and virtual reality surgical simulation.
Dr. Satava completed undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University and medical school at Hahnemann University. He interned at the Cleveland Clinic, and performed his surgical residency and earned a fellowship with a Master of Surgical Research at the Mayo Clinic.