• Anthony Atala, MD
  • Kevin Baugh, MSFS
  • Michael Hopmeier, MS
  • Michael J. Kramer
  • Arun K. Majumdar
  • COL Jeremy C. Pamplin, MD, FCCM, FACP
  • Jay H. Sanders, M.D., FACP, FACAAI, FATA
  • Richard M. Satava, MD PhD (hon ) FACS
  • Dave Warner, MD, PhD

Adrianne Noe, PhD

Adrianne Noe is the Associate Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Director, National Museum of Health and Medicine.  She received a doctorate in history from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. and her educational background includes concentrations in mathematics, the sciences, and history, as well as graduate work in the management of cultural institutions. Her special interests are the history of science, technology and medicine.  Noe is a member of the Academy of Medicine of Washington and is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Health Science Consortium, president of the Washington Society for the History of Medicine, and a past president of the Medical Museums Association. She is a principal investigator on NIH and NSF grants based on the museum’s collections and the expertise of its multi-disciplinary staff. She holds an adjunct professorship in computational biosciences at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Va.

Anthony Atala, MD

Anthony Atala, MD, is the G. Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine.  Fifteen applications of technologies developed in Dr. Atala’s laboratory have been used clinically. He is Editor of 25 books and 3 journals. Dr. Atala has published over 800 journal articles and has received over 250 national and international patents.  Dr. Atala was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, to the National Academy of Inventors as a Charter Fellow, and to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Dr. Atala is a recipient of the US Congress funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, bestowed on a living American who is currently working on a discovery that will significantly affect society; the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine, for achieving significant and lasting progress; the Edison Science/Medical Award for innovation, the R&D Innovator of the Year Award, and the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Bioprinting Tissue and Organs. Dr. Atala’s work was listed twice as Time Magazine’s Top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year, and once as one of 5 discoveries that will change the future of organ transplants. He was named by Scientific American as one of the world’s most influential people in biotechnology, by U.S. News & World Report as one of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century, by Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review as one of the top key influencers in the life sciences intellectual property arena, and by Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 translational researchers in the world.  

Dr. Atala has led or served several national professional and government committees, including the National Institutes of Health working group on Cells and Developmental Biology, the National Institutes of Health Bioengineering Consortium, and the National Cancer Institute’s Advisory Board. He is a founding member of the Tissue Engineering Society, Regenerative Medicine Foundation, Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Innovation Consortium, Regenerative Medicine Development Organization, and Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Society. 

Kevin Baugh, MSFS

Kevin Baugh is the Founder and CEO of KnowledgeBridge International Inc.(KBI) a company founded in 2008 and focused on supporting critical niche-technology needs for industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Mr. Baugh’s passion is the development of new capabilities and innovative technology employment concepts that emerge with the integration of ideas from diverse fields that do not routinely share information. As a company, KnowledgeBridge International focuses on the development of secure integrated hardware and software solutions to support a variety of sensing and sensemaking requirements. Kevin’s personal areas of expertise include: Problem/Requirements Assessment, Technology design and development, Operational systems integration, Operational Concept design and development, as well as Operational Research and Systems Analysis. Prior to founding KBI, Mr. Baugh worked as the Associate Director of the Government and Industry Liaison Office of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Before that, he served as the Assistant for Operations Research within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity conflict.

Mr. Baugh began his career as a Naval Special Warfare Officer, serving with distinction both while leading men during combat operations as well as while serving as an advisor to key military and civilian decision-makers within the Department of Defense.  Kevin is a lifetime member of the UDT/SEAL Association and supports causes designed to prevent human trafficking and to assist military, intelligence and law-enforcement professionals who are recovering from job-related post-traumatic stress.

Michael Hopmeier, MS

Michael Hopmeier is the President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc. He has been a technical advisor and  operational consultant to numerous governmental and international agencies and organizations, including  the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, United  States Surgeon General, the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological  Defense, the World Health Organization, and several foreign governments. He was one of the primary  developers of the Bioterrorism Preparedness Program at the CDC, served as the Science and Technology  Advisor to the USAF Surgeon General, and was the first S&T Advisor to the United States Marine Corps  Chem/Bio Incident Response Force (CBIRF). He has been active in the development and deployment of  numerous guidelines and procedures, including guidelines for policy development and operations related  to counterterrorism and response, security and public health issues associated with mass gatherings, and  preparedness and response programs supporting population response to disasters and critical incidents.

Mr. Hopmeier is an internationally recognized expert on countering suicide terrorism, counter- and antiterrorism,  disaster/crisis response, public health and national security programs, and emergency  management and preparedness. He is a founding and current member of the Executive Board of the  International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community and is an Associate Researcher of the Institute for  Counter Terrorism. He has been a member and/or task force Chair for numerous senior advisory panels  including the Defense Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences and chaired the Joint Staff  External Red Team for Joint Concepts for the Chairman. He has authored numerous papers and  presentations on topics ranging from biological model development and biotechnology research, to  emergency response training and suicide bombing. He is also an expert on Federal Acquisition Programs.

Mr. Hopmeier is a founder of a number of different start-up companies. He has been involved in numerous  international programs as a senior or executive manager or advisor and has supported a number of efforts  in the UK, Greece, and Israel. His project areas include mass gathering and complex event response,  training and preparedness, chemical/biological incident response, combat casualty care and medical  support, crisis response and management, unconventional pathogen countermeasure programs, federal  agency protective measures, counter-terrorism, terrorist cultural motivation, and integrated  federal/civilian disaster response.

Mr. Hopmeier holds bachelors and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.

Michael J. Kramer

Michael Kramer is a Subject Matter Expert for AI/ML, and Foresight Forecasting Technologies, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). He is a computer systems and architecture professional with extensive C4ISR experience including extensive experience in Systems Engineering, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation and Field Support.  Additional experience is ground systems architecture research and design based on Forecasting and future threat evaluation.  Doctoral research in harvesting and computably representing multiple domain expertise in satellite design and system requirements.  Recent experience in developing data system architectures to support advanced data mining and understanding of complex and emerging problems.

Jonathan D. Linkous

Linkous is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the use of telecommunications technology to provide health care services. He has lectured and written extensively on healthcare modernization, public policy affecting health technology, emerging applications and market trends in the U.S. and around the world. He has been called upon to advise the federal government and a variety of national and international companies, health systems and investment firms. Author of many published articles and
contributor to numerous books, he is a sought-after speaker on trends and emerging issues related to healthcare and telecommunications. He has been frequently interviewed by a variety of national, regional and trade press including: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC News, CNN, etc.

Currently, Jon is CEO of the Transformational Healthcare Initiative as well as Linkous Health where he serves as a senior advisor and Board member to organizations in the healthcare and technology space in the United States, Middle East and Asia where he provides leadership, strategic advice, and business assessments regarding telemedicine, telehealth, artificial intelligence, automated healthcare and related areas. Under his 24 years of leadership as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the American Telemedicine Association, the association grew to be the foremost international resource and advocacy organization promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies with 10,000 individual and 500 organizational members throughout the world. Through these efforts he is widely credited with helping to transform the delivery of healthcare.
In the private sector he has served as a senior consultant to seven major telecommunications companies managing external relations and stakeholder relations. He led efforts that made significant changes to improve consumer access to wireless 911 services and broadband telecommunications to rural healthcare institutions by the Federal Communications Commission.

Arun K. Majumdar

Arun K. Majumdar is an innovative technologist, media expert and polymath. CEO of Advanced Research & Development (ARD) Global LLC, he worked as a reverse-engineer and hacker from 1976 serving select clients. Twenty-five years of experience in business as a founder, leader, manager, and product developer.  Arun holds many patents in in multiple fields from artificial intelligence, machine learning, to cryptologic and quantum computing, focused on developing next generation software and hardware solutions that challenge US DoD problems. He has an extensive history of creative technologically based work in Fortune-100, defense, and intelligence organizations.

Has won awards and cited recognition by US and foreign (Canadian) allied governments for best practices and as a visioneering expert in distributed net-centric warfare systems; IEEE and ACM member, publications available through DTIC and also in notable peer reviewed journals. Speaking at prestigious events. Uniquely and distinctively, also a parallel career in high technology multimedia, music and film, list of credits in popular media.

COL Jeremy C. Pamplin, MD, FCCM, FACP

COL Jeremy Pamplin has been the Director for the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center since June 2019, a position he assumed following his role as Deputy Director starting in August 2018.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Director of Virtual Critical Care at Madigan Army Medical Center.  During that assignment, he began the first Army Tele Critical Care service and integrated it with the Navy’s Tele Critical Care service to form the Joint Tele Critical Care Network.  Prior to that assignment, he was the Chief of Clinical Trials in Burns and Trauma and the Medical Director of the U.S. Army Burn Intensive Care Unit at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research.  He has served as medical director of surgical and medical ICUs since completing his Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007.  COL Pamplin has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom: once to Iraq as the Chief of Critical Care for the 86th Combat Support Hospital and once to Afghanistan as the Deputy Deployed Medical Director for the 33rd Field Hospital and the American Contingent’s physician leader. He is the Principle Investigator of multiple projects investigating the impact of telemedicine and health information technology in austere, operational environments.  He remains the medical director for the ADvanced VIrtual Support for OpeRational forces (ADVISOR) program that he helped create to deliver a range of operational virtual health capabilities to deployed forces.  He received a Bachelor of Science from West Point in 1997 and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in 2001.

Jay H. Sanders, M.D., FACP, FACAAI, FATA

Sanders is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Founding Board Member, President Emeritus and Fellow of the American Telemedicine Association and he chaired the Scientific, Military and Medical Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation/NC State University ASSIST Sensor Center.

Known to many as the “Father of Telemedicine”, he was responsible for developing the first State-wide telemedicine system, the first Correctional telemedicine program, the first Tele-homecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call”, and the first Telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the VA, the FCC, State Governments, the Southern Governors Association, the MIT Media Lab, WHO, academic institutions, investment firms, Fortune 500 companies, and International Governments. In 1994, he introduced telemedicine’s capability to the Assistant Secretary of Defense that culminated in the initiation of the use of this technology within DOD. He was subsequently asked to serve as the sole civilian representative on the DOD Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeon Generals of the Army, Navy and Air Force. During the Clinton Administration he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine, and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup.

He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, a member of the honor medical society, AOA, and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he became Chief Medical Resident. In 1970, he developed the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute, Visiting Professor of Medicine Michael at the University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.

Richard M. Satava, MD PhD(hon ) FACS

Richard Satava, MD, FACS, is Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Prior academic positions include Professor of Surgery at Yale University and a military appointment as Professor of Surgery (USUHS) in the Army Medical Corps assigned to General Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Government positions included Program Manager of Advanced Biomedical Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for 12 years and Senior Science Advisor at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, Maryland, and Director of the NASA Commercial Space Center for Medical Informatics Telemedicine, and Advanced Technology (NASA-CSC-MITAT) at Yale University. Upon completion of military career and government service he had continued clinical medicine at Yale University and University of Washington.

His undergraduate training was at Johns Hopkins University, Medical School at Hahnemann University of Philadelphia, Internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Surgical Residency at the Mayo Clinic, and a Fellowship with a Master of Surgical Research at Mayo Clinic. He holds a PhD(hon) at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary and PhD(hon) at Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest Romania.

He has served on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Committee on Health, Food and Safety and was also awarded the prestigious Department of Defense Legion of Merit and Department of Defense Exceptional Service medals as well as awarded the Smithsonian Laureate in Healthcare. He has been a member of numerous committees of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), currently serving on the ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI). He is a Past President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the Society of Medical Innovation and Therapy (SMIT). He was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and is currently on the Board of many surgical societies and on the editorial board of numerous surgical and scientific journals, and active in many surgical and engineering societies.

In pioneering research in telepresence surgery, he was the surgeon on the project that developed the first surgical robot, which later became the DaVinci Surgical Robot. He also was the founder of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference and built (with Jaron Lanier), the first VR simulator for surgery (in 1989). Short thereafter, while at DARPA, he funded all robotic surgery research and all VR medical simulation for the first 10 years

He was a member of the Advisory Board of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) advising NASA in the use of advanced life science research for astronauts. Now Dr. Satava has added being continuously active in surgical education and surgical research, with more than 200 publications and book chapters in diverse areas of advanced surgical technology, including Surgery in the Space Environment, Video and 3-D imaging, Plasma Medicine, Directed Energy Surgery, Telepresence Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation, Objective Assessment of Surgical Competence and Training and the Moral and Ethical Impact of Advanced Technologies.

During his 23 years of military surgery he had been an active flight surgeon, an Army astronaut candidate, combat tours of duty as MASH surgeon for the Grenada Invasion, and a hospital commander during Desert Storm, all the while continuing clinical surgical practice. Current research is focused on advanced technologies to formulate the architecture for the next generation of clinical Medicine and Surgery, education and training.

Dave Warner, MD, PhD

Dave Warner, a medical neuroscientist is director of the Institute for Interventional Informatics.  He holds an MD/PhD  from Loma Linda University.  His current efforts is the development of Physio Info Tronics – research efforts in the fields of sensor network visualization, command and control interface systems, distributed networks, community communications ,infrastructure architecture and distributed medical intelligence for civil support of public safety/ homeland security.

Warner has gained international recognition for pioneering new methods of physiologically based human-computer interaction.  Warner’s research efforts have focused on advanced instrumentation and new methods of analysis which can be applied to evaluating various aspects of human function as it relates to human-computer interaction, this effort was to identify methods and techniques which optimize information flow between humans and computers. His work has indicated an optimal mapping of interactive interface technologies to the human nervous system’s capacity to transduce, assimilate and respond intelligently to information in an integrative-multisensory interaction will fundamentally change the way that humans interact with information systems. Application areas for this work include quantitative assessment of human performance, augmentative communication systems, environmental controls for the disabled, medical communications and integrated interactive educational systems.  He is particularly active in technology transfer of aerospace and other defense derived technologies to the fields of health care and education.

Research areas include: integrative intelligent systems; interventional informatics; medical communications; distributed medical intelligence; biosensors; quantitative human performance; expressional interface systems; physio-informatics; intelligent interface-metrics; user tracking interface systems; distributed tele-robotic controllers; inter-mental networking; bio-cybernetics systems; cognitive neuroscience; perceptual psychophysics; perceptual state space modulation; physiology; physics; mathematics; and philosophy.