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Who We Are


Founding Members

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Kevin Kniery

Kevin is a vascular surgeon in San Antonio, TX. He spent his time in the lab working on improving functional outcomes in limb transplants using a rat model, and also started a project evaluating novel compounds to prevent abdominal adhesions. He is an avid podcast listener, and endurance sport enthusiast. He went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, for his undergraduate degree and Tulane for his MD and MPH.


Jason Bingham

Jason is a general surgeon in Washington State. He attended New York University for his undergraduate degree and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD for his MD. His educational and research contributions include the establishment of a microsurgery training program at his home institution as well as work investigating the role of mesenchymal stem cells in limb transplantation. Additionally, he has several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the fields of bariatrics, oncology, and colorectal surgery. He recently completed a busy deployment to the Middle East.

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John McClellan

John is a trauma surgeon at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and originally small town Pennsylvania. John went to Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA for his undergraduate degree and ROTC commission. He completed his medical degree at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. John has specific interests in humanitarian and deployment medicine.


Scott Steele

Dr. Steele is the Chair of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He is on the editorial board for 7 national surgical journals including Annals of Surgery and DC&R, serves as the the Colon & Rectal Surgery Community Editor for the American College of Surgeons, and is a reviewer for 22 additional peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, he was an active duty Army officer, serving as the Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA. He has served 4 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, being awarded the Combat Medical Badge amongst others. His contributions to the medical literature include over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 60 invited reviews and book chapters, 12 national practice parameters, guest editor for 5 volumes dedicated to colorectal disease, and currently is an editor on 4 textbooks in colorectal surgery.

Adjunct Members

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Michael M Vu

Michael is a general surgery resident at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, and is an active duty officer in the United States Army Medical Corps. He is in his research year and studies the applications of thermal imaging and 3D printing in surgery and military medicine. Michael obtained his Bachelor’s from Georgetown University and also commissioned into the Army from the Hoya Battalion ROTC program. He went on to Northwestern University for his medical degree. He is a self-described “tech nerd”, with interests in computers, film, and  skydiving. He also designed and manages the website!

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Meghana V Kashyap

Meghana is a general surgery resident at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, currently completing a research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research interests are in fetal interventions and she will be working on a mouse and dog model to increase engraftment of in utero stem cell transplantation. She received her BS in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University, her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern, and completed a degree in international medicine and public health during medical school. She is interested in a career in academic surgery and is open minded about future fellowship options.

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Shreya Gupta

Shreya is a general surgery resident at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH but currently residing in Washington, DC. She is a clinical fellow in Surgical Oncology at NIH/NCI Bethesda, MD, working on her research dedicated to GI/Thoracic oncology for two years. She went to Univ of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate degree and Jefferson Medical College for her MD. She is a Yoga enthusiast for life. She loves long road trips while listening to podcasts. She is excited for her research years and life in DC!