Gary R. Gilbert, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Electrical Engineering
IPA, US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC)
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
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 his Ph.D. in Business with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been CIO of Walter Reed and Tripler Army Medical Centers, and the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; and Director of the Army's Medical Advanced Technology Management Office (MATMO). 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 research program.
After retirement from the Army, he became Associate Director of Advanced Technology and International Health at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago before assuming his current Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) research management position with the University of Pittsburgh at the Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). He holds an appointment as Research Associate Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Electrical Engineering. His current research interests are in robotics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and biomedical informatics. He is currently directing the TATRC Future Deployable Digital Medical Treatment Facility (FDDMTF) project which is aimed at identifying and evaluating emerging technologies which could potentially help reduce weight and cube and improve performance of deployable medical systems and facilities.