COL Richard Strilka, MD, PhD, FACS

COL Richard Strilka, MD, PhD, FACSDr. Richard Strilka, MD, PhD, FACS is a Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgeon at San Antonio Medical Center. He is an active duty Colonel in the US Air Force. He holds the academic titles of Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, and at the San Antonio Medical Center. Dr. Strilka is also the Emergency War Surgery Course Director for the San Antonio, Texas region. His research interests include applying computational techniques to model nonlinear systems. Currently he is modeling/studying the glucose-insulin system and its response to insulin in stress hyperglycemia. Dr. Strilka has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and is a member of several organizations to include the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Surgeons, The Eastern Trauma Association and The Society of Military Surgeons. He completed his PhD in physics at Boston University and then his MD at The Penn State College of Medicine. His general surgery training was accomplished at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh and his fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care was at the Hershey Medical Center, Penn State. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed clinical and scientific journals.