Trauma Surgeon.

Dr. Jay A. Johannigman • MD


Cincinnati Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon.

Jay Johannigman, M.D. is a Cincinnati-based trauma and critical care surgeon with over 40 years of experience. After receiving an AB degree in biology from Kenyon College, he went on to earn his doctorate of medicine from Case Western Reserve University. While in school, he was the president of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and an honor student in pharmacology while he studied medicine. He subsequently had his postdoctoral training in trauma and surgical critical care and went back to school during his years in the military to complete his Aerospace Medicine Primary Course at Brooks AFB and graduate from the Air War College. 

Jay Johannigman, M.D was among the Cincinnati-trained elite Air Force medical teams. Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who took part in the program were trained at the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center. Their volunteering work helped save lives as it impacted more than 5,600 military families who are grateful for the humanitarian service rendered. 



  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Class of 1983
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center Inc. Residency, Surgery, 1983 – 1988
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center Inc. Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1988 – 1990
  • USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Flight Surgery, 1993 – 1994



CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification

EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013-2014

Top MD

Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FCCM)

American College of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow (FACS)

American College of Surgeons


Media Publications.

San Antonio, Texas – Knight Aerospace, a leading innovator in advanced aeromedical transportation, has named Jay A. Johannigman, M.D. FACS, as its Chief Medical Officer.

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Celebrated military surgeon Jay Johannigman was recently featured on the Bill Cunningham show, hosted on the iHeartRadio podcast platform.

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The Cincinnati Reds honored UC Health trauma surgeon and U.S. Army Reserve Colonel, Jay Johannigman, MD, as the Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero.