Ronald K Poropatich, MD, MS
- Professor of Medicine
- Director, Center for Military Medicine Research
- Senior Advisor for Telemedicine, UPMC
Dr. Ronald Poropatich is the Director, Center for Military Medicine Research and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Poropatich is also Professor of Sports Medicine & Nutrition in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition Science and an affiliated faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Pitt.
Dr. Poropatich is a Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine physician who served 30 years on active duty in the US Army retiring in 2012 at the rank of Colonel with extended assignments at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD from 1985 to 2012. His last assignment was at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, MD, serving as the Deputy Director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center from 2006-2012 where he managed large medical research programs and developed novel research programs and technologies in medical informatics and telemedicine.
Dr. Poropatich received his medical degree from Drexel University in 1985. He completed his Internal Medicine internship, residency and his fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 1992 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
- Berkow J, Poropatich R. TRAuma Care in a Rucksack (TRACIR), a Disruptive Technology Concept. Small Wars Journal: [http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/%E2%80%9C trauma-care-in-a-rucksack%E2%80%9D-tracir-a-disruptive-technology-concept]; 19 February 2016.
- Poropatich R, Presson N, Gilbert G. Telemedicine and mHealth odyssey: a journey from the battlefield to academia. Proc. SPIE. 9836, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII, 98360V. (May 17, 2016) doi: 10.1117/12.2223333
- Doarn CR, Latifi R, Poropatich RK, Sokolovich N, Kosiak D, Hostiuc F, Zoicas C, Arafat R. Development and Validation of Telemedicine for Disaster Response: The NATO Multinational System. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Sept;24(9):657-668. PMID: 29297764
- Pamplin JC, Davis KL, Mbuthia J, Cain S, Yourk DJ, Colombo CJ, Poropatich R. Military Telehealth: a model for delivering expertise to the point of need in austere and operational environments. Health Affairs. 2019 August; 38(8): 1386-1392
- Poropatich RK, Pinsky MR. Robotics Enabled Autonomous and Closed Loop Trauma Care in a Rucksack – TRACIR. Healthcare Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Robotics. Accepted for publication August 2019.
- Role of AI in health care
- Medical informatics
- Pulmonary Disease
- Pre-hospital care in remote environments