Each month, the AAS Membership Committee presents the “Membership Spotlight” – an opportunity to introduce you to a member of your association.
Dr. (Major) Jason Bingham is a general and bariatric surgeon at Madigan Army Medical Center, where he also serves as the Director of Surgical Research and Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. He additionally holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and was previously the chair of the Military Committee in the Association for Academic Surgery. His passion for surgical education started long before he ever graduated residency, as evidenced by his role as co-founder of Behind the Knife: The Surgery Podcast.
While the podcast’s popularity was still growing exponentially, he found himself thrust into a busy military deployment. Less than a month after graduating residency, he was on a split forward surgical team at an undisclosed location, where he was seeing 50-60 battlefield traumas per week. The gravity and urgency of that experience ignited a career dedicated to ensuring that the upcoming generation of surgical residents are exceptionally well trained, such that our active duty service members will receive excellent care and benefit from cutting edge research.
In keeping with that vision of helping soldiers and surgical trainees, his research efforts focus on novel techniques in the management of hemorrhagic shock, trauma induced coagulopathy, and ischemia-reperfusion injury for austere surgical teams
When he is not busy with clinical duties or educating a global audience with his classic baritone voice, he recharges by sailing the waters of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.