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Gary R. Gilbert


Gary Gilbert leads the USAMRMC Telemedicine & Advanced Technologies Research Canter (TATRC) Medical Intelligent Systems Laboratory.  Composed of a robust group of research scientists and technologists in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering,, computer science, telecommunications as well as experienced research managers and field operators in combat health services support and force health protection, this lab is focused on engineering the future of military operational medicine in the Multi Domain Battlespace.  After receiving advanced degrees in Agriculture, Dairy Science, and Management of Information Technology, from Cornell, Penn State and American University, Dr. Gilbert served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps Commander and Staff officer, which included service as a Special Forces Operational "A" Detachment Commander and Medical Plans, Operations, and Training Officer. Also while in the Army, he received a Ph.D. in Business with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as Director of Information Systems (CIO) at Walter Reed and Tripler Army Medical Centers in Washington, DC, and Honolulu, HI; CIO of the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) and Director of the Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at Fort Detrick, MD. He was instrumental in developing and implementing numerous Department of Defense medical information systems, initiating a variety of military medical informatics projects, and creating the Army's telemedicine program.   In his current position he oversees numerous research projects in robotics, artificial intelligence, biomedical informatics, operational telemedicine and medical information exchange in tactical environment; this includes a portfolio of unmanned systems research projects aimed at autonomous combat casualty care and evacuation.

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