Dr. Steven Venticinque, a critical care anesthesiologist, is Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Surgery, the Director of the TRISAT Critical Care Consortium for the joint Surgical and Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship training program at the University of Texas Health Science Center—San Antonio, and the Medical Co-Director of the SICU at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio.

Before his career in medicine, Dr. Venticinque entered military service in the United States Navy where he served as an Aircrewman on the EP-3 Orion electronic reconnaissance aircraft. He later obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of West Florida, and then attended medical school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Following medical school graduation in 1994 he completed his surgical internship, anesthesiology residency, and anesthesiology critical care fellowship at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio.

While later serving as faculty at Wilford Hall, Dr. Venticinque helped to organize and develop the TRISAT Critical Care Fellowship Consortium, which now trains critical care fellows from four anesthesia and surgery critical programs in San Antonio. Dr. Venticinque also served as a Critical Care Air Transport Physician, moving critically ill patients by air to higher echelons of care in peacetime and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Venticinque received the Air Force Association’s annual Paul W. Myers award for his significant contributions to Air Force Medicine. After retirement from the Air Force, Dr. Venticinque accepted a position at UTHSCSA, where he practices cardiac anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He currently serves as Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship, and he was recently awarded with the UTHSCSA President’s Clinical Excellence Award. His academic interests include point-of-care ultrasonography cardiovascular monitoring, and the anesthesia workstation. He has served as the anesthesiology section coordinator at the National Trauma Institute Annual Symposium, and he is the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.

"The clinical research supported by the National Trauma Institute will ultimately save thousands of military and civilian casualties by producing the "evidence" necessary for the provision of evidence-based medicine."

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS,
Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee and Chairman, National Trauma Institute