George McNamee, DVM

George A. McNamee, DVM

Name: George A. McNamee, DVM

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Surgery
Title: 
Deputy Director Surgical Skills
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Location: 
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Surgery
Research

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-0502

Education

Education
D.V.M. Tuskegee Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, AL
B.S. Alcorn A&M University (Biology and Chemistry), Loman, MS
Certificate United States Army Medical Department Center and School, Clinical Investigation Regulatory Office, 8th Annual Tri-Service Clinical Investigation Post Graduate Short Course, San Antonio, TX

Certificate Walter Reed Army Medical Center Certificate of Training, Principles of Hospitality, Washington, DC
Certificate “Total Quality Leadership" Department of the Navy Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Certificate AMEDD Clinical Investigation Post-Graduate Course, San Antonio, TX 1970-1974

Certificate Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, San Diego, CA 1990
Certificate Research and Development Management Course United States Army Logistic Management Center, Fort Lee, VA 1990
Certificate Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare and Infectious Disease Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX 1990
Certificate AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX 1985
Diploma, Postdoctoral Training Program Laboratory Animal Medicine, Fort Detrick, MD 1980-1984
Diploma, Command and General Staff College, Department of Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX 1984-1986
Certificate Veterinary Officer Statistics Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX 1980
Certificate, Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX 1974

Biography

EDUCATION
D.V.M. Tuskegee Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, AL
B.S. Alcorn A&M University (Biology and Chemistry), Loman, MS
Certificate United States Army Medical Department Center and School, Clinical Investigation Regulatory Office, 8th Annual Tri-Service Clinical Investigation Post Graduate Short Course, San Antonio, TX

Certificate Walter Reed Army Medical Center Certificate of Training, Principles of Hospitality, Washington, DC
Certificate “Total Quality Leadership" Department of the Navy Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Certificate AMEDD Clinical Investigation Post-Graduate Course, San Antonio, TX

Certificate Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, San Diego, CA
Certificate Research and Development Management Course United States Army Logistic Management Center, Fort Lee, VA
Certificate Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare and Infectious Disease Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Certificate AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Diploma, Postdoctoral Training Program Laboratory Animal Medicine, Fort Detrick, MD
Diploma, Command and General Staff College, Department of Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Certificate Veterinary Officer Statistics Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Certificate, Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX

POSITIONS
Deputy Director of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Department of Simulation, Bethesda, MD
Senior Scientist, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Senior Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Georgetown University Medical Center Division of Comparative Medicine, Washington, DC
Clinical Veterinarian, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Veterinary Medicine and Resources Branch (VMRB) The National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Physical Education Teacher; Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball and Track & Field (Sidwell Friends HS), Washington, DC
Chief, Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Division of Veterinary Medicine (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), Washington, DC
Head, Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science Division (Naval Medical Research Institute)

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
State of Alabama, Medical License Number 3834

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
• American Veterinary Medical Association
• American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
• National Capitol Area Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
• American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
• Association for Military Surgeons of the United States

HONORS AND AWARDS

• Most Outstanding Surgeon Award (the first), Tuskegee Institute, 1974
• National Defense Service Medal, United States Army, 1974 (1st Bronze Star)
• Army Service Ribbon, United States Army, 1979
• Overseas Service Ribbon, United States Army, 1979
• The Meritorious Service Medal, 1989 (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
• The Army Achievement Medal, 1988 (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)
• Most Outstanding Surgeon Award (the first), Tuskegee Institute, 1974
• National Defense Service Medal, United States Army, 1974 (1st Bronze Star)
• Army Service Ribbon, United States Army, 1979
• Overseas Service Ribbon, United States Army, 1979
• The Meritorious Service Medal, 1989 (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
• The Army Achievement Medal, 1988 (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)
• Letter of Commendation/Appreciation (Numerous)

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Educational Activities
 Teach a range of undergraduate level medical-surgical students courses; serve as an advisor for undergraduate medical students; and be available to teach both day and evening courses. Teach in the simulation lab and work with students in simulation demonstration and remediation. Participate in USU/public service and scholarship. Member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Teach an intermediate level proficiency based knot-tying and suturing curriculum for surgery residents. Document educational benefit and quantify cost-effectiveness of implementation within the surgery residency program.

 Operated within the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where I developed models for hemorrhagic shock and applied a novel life-preserving strategy (Suspended Animation) by induced hypothermia; Worked on strategies for administering intravenous perfluorocarbons for preventing acute respiratory distress syndrome and preservation of systemic oxygenation with and without hemorrhagic shock; Assisted in training surgical residents in advanced microsurgical courses including Micro-vascular Surgery and Ocular Trauma; Instrumental in facilitating multiple instructional activities including the Surgery Interest Group, which is directed to medical students and teaching suturing skills, to high school students and nursing students; Continue to serve on the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

 Diagnosed and treated naturally occurring and experimental induced diseases of laboratory animals; Consulted with investigators regarding appropriate animal models, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia; Provided oversight of environmental enrichment and large animal preventative medicine programs (quarantine, conditioning, TB, vaccination); Provided didactic and hands on instruction for husbandry staff, veterinary technicians and research staff members; Pre reviewed animal care and use protocols prior to submission to the GUACUC; Performed pre anesthesia, anesthesia and anesthesia monitoring of large and small animal species; Developed surgical animal models in consult with principle investigators; Performed euthanasia, routine gross necropsy and sample collections; provide holiday, weekend and night emergency on call duty.

 Performed surgical procedures and provided clinical post operative and emergency care for over 250 non human primates; Provided clinical care for rodents in neuroscience and behavioral research. Supervised the use of radiographic technique and equipment; Maintained a log of controlled substances. Served as instructor for non human primate safety courses; Performed on call rotations for weekend, holiday, and emergency after hours veterinary coverage; Served as "Key Personnel for NIMH"; Performed amputations, vasectomies, bone marrow aspirations, craniotomies, gross necropsies, and assisted with placement of eye coil; Taught post doctoral and veterinary technicians surgical techniques.

 Designed and incorporated a comprehensive fitness guide and planned physical activity programs at Sidwell Friends; Taught fitness concepts using physical activities as an educational and motivational tool; Achieved goals and objectives for the volleyball and track & field program. Organized game schedules with other schools and coaches; Taught important lessons for student athletes by giving them useful practical guidance for creating a positive athletic experience; Provided information about the anatomical, physiological, and psychological transformations student athletes experience during the stages of growth and development. Advised the Athletic Director on the status of the Girls Volleyball and Track and Field team.

 Directed all aspects of professional and technical surgical support for the Division of Veterinary Medicine; Responsible for pre surgical planning for all members of the team surgeon, anesthetist, veterinary surgical technicians, animal care staff and investigators; Served as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Ensured that all personnel were properly trained and qualified for the roles they performed; Served as principle instructor for the DOD Aseptic and Sterile Surgery Techniques Workshop; Served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.

 Directed the Navy's largest animal biomedical Research program; Supervised a staff of 18 with a budget of over $670,000; Maintained a comprehensive animal care and use program while ensuring compliance with federal laws, animal welfare guidelines and Department of Defense (DOD) regulations; Responsible for the humane care and use of over 6,000 animals covering six species; Provided professional and technical expertise and support for animal model selection, including surgical manipulation and anesthesia; Served as veterinary consultant to the Naval Medical Research Operations in Lima, Peru and Portsmouth Virginia; Provided professional insight and management solutions that directly resulted in the successful American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care certification for an international Navy animal care facility.

PUBLICATIONS
Publications
1) Turingan H, Govindaraj K, Parreno-Sacdalan D, McNamee G, Slaughter T, Lutz C, Dai PH, Burris D. Evaluation of silver coated hemostatic dressing to control hemorrhage in a porcine model of lethal vascular injury. Pol Przegl Chir. 2011 Jun;83(6):293-303

2) Arnaud F, Teranishi K, Okada T, Parreño-Sacdalan D, Hupalo D, McNamee G, Carr W, Burris D, McCarron R.: Comparison of Combat Gauze and TraumaStat in Two Severe Groin Injury Models. J Surg Res. 2009 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]

3) Arnaud F, Parreño-Sadalan D, Tomori T, Delima MG, Teranishi K, Carr W, McNamee G, McKeague A, Govindaraj K, Beadling C, Lutz C, Sharp T, Mog S, Burris D, McCarron R. Comparison of 10 hemostatic dressings in a groin transection model in swine. J Trauma. 2009 Oct;67(4):848-55.

4) Broome JR, Dutka AJ, McNamee GA. Exercise conditioning reduces the risk of neurologic decompression illness in swine Undersea Hyperb Med. 1995 Mar;22(1):73-85.

5) Marks IM, Connolly J, Muijen M, Audini B, McNamee G, Lawrence RE. Home-based versus hospital-based care for people with serious mental illness. Br J Psychiatry. 1994 Aug;165(2):179-94.

6) Marks IM, Swinson RP, Başoğlu M, Kuch K, Noshirvani H, O'Sullivan G, Lelliott PT, Kirby M, McNamee G, Sengun S, et al. Alprazolam and exposure alone and combined in panic disorder with agoraphobia. A controlled study in London and Toronto. Br J Psychiatry. 1993 Jun;162:776-87.

7) Boykin AB, Anderson D, McNamee GM, McNamee JE.Effect of entrainment time on pulmonary deposition of cigarette smoke in dogs. J Appl Physiol. 1993 Apr;74(4):1862-8.

8) Muijen M, Marks IM, Connolly J, Audini B, McNamee G. The daily living programme. Preliminary comparison of community versus hospital-based treatment for the seriously mentally ill facing emergency admission. Br J Psychiatry. 1992 Mar;160:379-84.

9) Bell MC, Olshaker JS, Brown CK, McNamee GA Jr, Fauver GM. Intraosseous transfusion in an anesthetized swine model using 51Cr-labeled autologous red blood cells. J Trauma. 1991 Nov;31(11):1487-9.

10) Weir MR, Keniston RC, Enriquez JI Sr, McNamee GA. Depression of vitamin B6 levels due to dopamine. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1991 Apr;33(2):118-21.

11) Weir MR, Keniston RC, Enriquez JI, McNamee GA. Depression of vitamin B6 levels due to theophylline. Ann Allergy. 1990 Jul;65(1):59-62.

12) Weir MR, Keniston RC, Enriquez JI Sr, McNamee GA. Depression of vitamin B6 levels due to gentamicin. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1990 Jun;32(3):235-8.

13) Lelliott P, Marks I, McNamee G, Tobeña A. Onset of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Toward an integrated model. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989 Nov;46(11):1000-4.

14) Ramirez JS, Moreno AJ, Otero C, McNamee GA, Nelson PM. Detection of diaphragmatic disruptions by peritoneoscintigraphy using technetium-99M diethylene-triamine pentacetic acid. J Trauma. 1988 Jun;28(6):818-22.

15) McNamee GA Jr, Wannemacher RW Jr, Dinterman RE, Rozmiarek H, Montrey RD. A surgical procedure and tethering system for chronic blood sampling, infusion, and temperature monitoring in caged nonhuman primates. Lab Anim Sci. 1984 Jun;34(3):303-7.

16) Keenan CM, Lemon SM, LeDuc JW, McNamee GA, Binn LN. Pathology of hepatitis A infection in the owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Am J Pathol. 1984 Apr;115(1):1-8.

17) Bunner DL, McNamee GA Jr, Dinterman RE, Wannemacher RW Jr. Lack of enhanced nocturnal growth hormone release in tethered cynomolgus monkeys. Am J Physiol. 1982 Sep;243(3):R213-7.

ABSTRACTS AND PUBLICATIONS

McNamee, G.A. Jr., R. W. Wannemacher, Jr., R.E. Dinterman, H. Rozmiarek, and R.D. Montrey. A Surgical Procedure and Tethering System For Chronic Blood Sampling, Infusion, and Temperature Monitoring in the Caged Monkey. 39th Annual Session, American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, Paper No. 48. San Antonio, TX, September 1983.

Lowry, B. S., R. F. Berendt, and G. A. McNamee, Jr., Guinea Pig Respiratory Tract Invasion Following Aerosolization by Legionella pneumophila.

OTHER CREATIVE PRODUCTS

Custom Suture Models (sphincter, bowels, etc.)
Custom Tools for Laparoscopy

PATENTS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Hemorrhagic Shock Treatment with Silver Leaf
UROGYN Sphincter Suture Model

RESEARCH AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 Developed a technique to exteriorize the guinea pig trachea
 Developed a technique to isolate and inject the bile duct of rats
 Performed gross liver biopsies in small primates
 Used goat model to teach physicians and medical technicians to do simple surgical procedures while working in space suits (biosafety level 4 facility)
 Developed a tethering system that permits nonhuman primates to have surgically implanted catheters, which exit through a cable held in place by leather jacket. Developed techniques to place indwelling catheters in the blood vessels of guinea pigs
 Performed transection of the vagus nerve in 100 rats
 Analyzed the growth hormone released in sand fly fever in cynomolgus monkeys
 Performed free vascularized parathyroid gland transfers in dogs
 Performed allergenic bone marrow transplantation: Studies of graft versus host disease, stem cell engraftment, and T Cell differentiation
 Studied revascularization of repaired autotransplanted spleens after trauma
 Studied alteration of lymphomyelopoietic cell response to treatment in mice following burns and radiation trauma
 Studied the effect of nicotine chewing gum on theophylline kinetics, plasma vitamin B6 level, and plasma histamine level in rabbits
 Studied the effect of nicotine and cigarette smoking on theophylline kinetics in healthy rabbits
 Studied the cross cervical nerve grafting in the reconstruction of the brachial plexus
 Studied the retrospective analysis of high grade gliomas (III IV) to demonstrate the presence of neurosecretory granules and their effect on patient survival times
 Studied gentamicin’s effect on vitamin B6 and protein metabolism in septic rabbits
 Compared the mortality and morbidity of uretero ileo ceco sigmoidostomy with alternative procedures
 Studied the potentiating effect of beta adrenergic agents on rat spleen cells and peripheral blood lymphocytes in vivo
 Studied the use of protein infusion to increase absorption of chemical moieties from the serum and to establish a working model of protein therapy: a pilot study
 Studied the placental transfer of radio pharmaceutical and fetal radiation exposure
 Studied the effect of levamisole and vitamin A as immunopotentiators against Lewis lung carcinoma.
 Studied the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate in decreasing pelvic adhesions in the New Zealand White Rabbit
 Studied the use of chemotherapeutic agents as irrigation solutions to prevent peritoneal implantation of transitional cell carcinoma
 Studied the speed of healing in acetic acid induced ulcers
 Studied the effects of pyridoxal 5 phosphate on polyamine and gentamicin toxicity