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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

University of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc. serves as the faculty practice plan of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. UCP, a separate Ohio nonprofit corporation 501(c),(3), is used by the CoM to advance its mission of education and research as well as patient care. The CoM employs all clinical faculty and staff physicians, as well as other non-physician clinicians, who practice medicine in their respective specialties through UCP.

The origins of the faculty practice plan can be traced back to 1987 when group practices at the University of Cincinnati were merged under a common administration. They became the University of Cincinnati Medical Associates (UCMA). 1998 saw the UCMA merge into a single faculty practice plan, which was consolidated under CoM and renamed UCP. In 2009, the University of Cincinnati created UC Health (an Ohio nonprofit limited liability company) (LLC). UC Health encompasses the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital. It also includes the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, the University of Cincinnati Physicians Company, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. UCP is responsible for its day-to-day clinical activities via UC Health. It leases its clinical providers through UC Health through the University of Cincinnati Physicians Company.

The academic medical center associated with the University of Cincinnati is made up of UCP, UC Health, and the CoM. They work together to support the University of Cincinnati’s tripartite missions of research, education, and clinical care.

Notable Cincinnati Physician Jay Johannigman

Col. Jay Johannigman M.D. F.A.C.S. is Knight Aerospace’s, Chief Medicine Officer. Col. Jay Johannigman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is responsible for overseeing a variety of Knight’s technological advances that allow rapid conversion of military and non-governmental cargo aircraft into full-spectrum “flying emergency rooms.” He also implements the protocols and technology behind the self-contained units that safely transport highly contagious patients such as COVID-19. Dr. Johannigman oversees Knight’s ongoing development of cutting-edge technology. It is an honor to have Dr. Johannigman on our team since November 2020. He is currently stationed at NATO Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan to serve as COMRS.

Dr. Jay Johannigman is still active in the medical field, mentoring future doctors and his role at Knight Aerospace. Dr. Johannigman continues to be a trauma surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct professor at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Dr. Johannigman served as a resident surgeon at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for 25 years and was also the Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was also the Director of the Institute of Military Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Acute Care Surgery at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

His commitment and leadership are evident in his leadership role in West Chester Hospital’s development and subsequent transformation to a Level III Trauma Center. Later, he held various director roles at West Chester hospital including the Director of the Surgical Critical Care Service and Associate Director of its Trauma Service.

Dr. Johannigman has nearly forty years of civilian surgical experience, as well as academic roles. He is still a US Air Force pilot and holds his rating. He was a military trauma surgeon who served seven deployments and received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Award by the Military Health System Research Symposium. He was promoted to the rank of colonel during this period.

Active duty at Wilford Hall Medical Center saw Dr. Johannigman play a key role in the creation of the USAF’s Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team. His involvement in Critical Care Aeromedical Transport has continued for the past three decades. He was also involved in the development of the United States Air Force Centers for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, which have been used as training centers for all USAF CCATT teams for over 20 years.

Dr. Johannigman still practices surgical medicine. His main areas of expertise include surgery critical care, trauma, emergency surgery, and elective surgery. He is passionate about research and has been published extensively. Dr. Johannigman is a specialist in controlled loop ventilation, critical care monitoring, and pulmonary failure. His work has been published in over one hundred peer-reviewed medical journals, 18 books, and 100 abstracts.

Dr. Johannigman still finds time to ride his bicycle, covering thousands of miles each year.

Edward Rubenstein

The Department of Medicine celebrates the life of Edward Rubenstein an internist, educator, and investigator. He is also a professor emeritus of primary and population health. Rubenstein was a leading researcher on campus and had a lasting impact on medical care through his research on sickle cell anemia treatments, the development of a diagnostic imaging method using synchrotron radiation, the exploration of the role cerebrospinal fluid plays in age-related mental disorders, and studies about the possible link between dietary protein amino acids and disease.

Rubenstein, a Cincinnati native, OH, attributed his interest and passion for medicine to his pediatrician, who treated him when he was young with poliomyelitis. After serving in the Korean War, he attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He joined Stanford in 1955 as a Clinical Instructor. He also served as associate dean for postgraduate medical education and clinical professor during his tenure.

Although Rubenstein was able to retire in 1993, he continued to be involved in campus research. He was awarded the Albion Hewlett Award, the Kaiser Award for Innovation, Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education, and was a founding editor of Scientific American Medicine. Dean Lloyd Minor, MD says that Rubenstein will continue to be “at the center of Stanford Medicine” based on his contributions to research and in training scores of future doctors.

Dr. Robin T. Cotton

Robin Cotton was born in England. He received his MD degree from The University of Cambridge, in 1966. In 1968, he completed a residency at the United Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, England. He also did a Fellowship in Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto in Toronto from 1971 to 1972.

Cotton is a member of more than twenty Otolaryngology associations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He has also been a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Cotton was awarded a Head and Neck Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati in 1973.

Since completing his University of Cincinnati fellowship, Cotton has been the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology’s leader. Since completing his fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Cotton has been leading the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Cotton, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was responsible for creating an interdisciplinary approach to complex airway disorders, called the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center. Cotton directs the ADSC, which draws patients from all over the globe and provides them with coordinated care in a range of specialties.

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