COL Andrew P. Cap, MS, MD, PhD, FACP
Director of Research, USAISR
COL Cap (André) earned a BA cum laude from Harvard University and an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT, and worked in management and policy consulting before enrolling in the Boston University School of Medicine where he earned an MD magna cum laude and a PhD in Pathology, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (National Capitol Consortium), with additional training in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the National Institutes of Health.
He currently serves as Director of Research for the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), where he oversees a staff of over 350 personnel and manages a budget of over $55M in executing the DoD's primary intramural research program in combat casualty care. Prior to this assignment, COL Cap served as the Chairman of Coagulation and Blood Research at the USAISR and led efforts to develop improved blood products as well as study mechanisms of acute traumatic coagulopathy, blood-device interactions in extracorporeal life support systems, and the development of cellular therapies for trauma and burn management.
He has worked extensively with the Armed Services Blood Program, Special Operations Command and Joint Trauma System (JTS) on a variety of blood and combat casualty care problems. He is Co-Chairman of the NATO Blood Panel and a contributor to the NATO Prehospital Care Improvement Initiative.
COL Cap served as fellowship director for the San Antonio Military Medical Center Clinical Research Fellowship and as Associate Program Director for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. He has also served as Medical Director for the Akeroyd Blood Donor Center on Fort Sam Houston.
COL Cap is an active clinician, a Professor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University, an Adjoint Professor of Biology and adjunct faculty in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas San Antonio, and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at both the University of Texas Health Science Centers in Houston and San Antonio. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers as well as several book chapters, and has filed several patent applications.
He contributed to a National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine report on the challenges of building a national trauma system. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Transfusion and on the editorial board of the journal Shock. COL Cap served in Iraq with the 86th Combat Support Hospital as Chief of Medicine. COL Cap currently serves as the Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Army and as a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability.