Who’s Who: Andriy Batchinsky, M.D.

Renowned lung injury research scientist, Andriy Batchinsky, M.D., is a general surgeon, professor, founder and director of the Department of Translational Medicine at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine. With others, he created a research incubator and provides collaboration opportunities to students and faculty.  He also serves as the science lead of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research’s Organ Function Support Division.

Dr. Batchinsky is also the founder of the Autonomous Reanimation and Evacuation Research Program (AREVA) of the Geneva Foundation. Co-located at UIW and Brooks City Base, AREVA is a unique multidisciplinary research program consisting of MD, PhD and former military personnel, as well as research fellows from the U.S. and abroad, that focuses on expeditionary and wearable life-saving interventions for combat casualties to include during evacuation at ground level and high altitude.

Dr. Batchinsky has a special interest in extracorporeal life-support for treatment of lung and multi-organ failure, resuscitation of patients with massive severe combined injuries and developing biologically friendly heparin-free coatings for medical devices. As part of this work, he developed the patent-pending wearable  Combat Resuscitation Organ Support System (CROSS). The system replaces partial or full function of the lungs and/or kidneys, effectively serving as a mobile unit offering intensive-care-level treatment outside of hospitals and potentially revolutionizing battlefield and pandemic-related care. 

His work toward the development of innovative treatments for multi-organ failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome earned him the Geneva Foundation’s 2019 Researcher of the Year award. Dr. Batchinsky has over 100 publications, is a member of multiple societies, and past president of the International Society for Complex Acute Illness.


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