Associate Editor


EMS Fellowship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia Area


Dr. McManus retired in 2012 from the United States Army with a combined Federal service record of over 24 years as a Medical Corps Officer and Decorated Combat Veteran. After graduating from North Georgia Senior Military College in 1988 with a BS in Chemistry on a full National Guard Scholarship, Dr. McManus attended his MD training at the Medical College of Georgia, (Georgia Regents University) serving as student government president his final year in 1992. Since then, Dr. McManus has served on active duty in numerous leadership assignments and deployments (Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq) throughout the world. Dr. McManus completed a 4 year emergency medicine residency in 1999 at Madigan Army Medical Center and University of Washington, an EMS fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University and a Master Degree in Clinical Research. Furthermore, he completed his MBA in July 2012 from Brenau University. He recently had the honor to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of the last Combat Support Hospital (47th CSH) in Baghdad Iraq. His prior assignments include: Director for the US Armys EMS Department and also the Director for the Center of Pre-deployment Medicine, at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (equivalent to Associate Deans). Dr. McManus also founded and served as the program director for both the US Armys first emergency medicine subspecialty fellowship, at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (2007-2011) and at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2010-2011). He currently serves as a Professor and EMS Fellowship Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Georgia Regents University.
Dr. McManus is a Physician Executive that possesses extensive and progressively responsible experience that provided Clinical Leadership and Medical Management in both the Department of Defence and Civilian Medical Community. He possesses a thorough understanding of academic and research development practices, clinical training as well as deployment logistics for medical devices and products. His research focuses included trauma and combat casualty care research at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research and in Iraq and Afghanistan focusing on pre-hospital, disaster and Critical Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker with over 500 presentations and accomplished author of over 100 (50 peer) scientific publications to include editor of 5 medical textbooks. He has developed medical educational experiences for 1000s of medical personnel for the military and ACGME. Just a few of his numerous awards include: the Legion of Merit, the National Emergency Medicine teaching award and the outstanding Army Medical Department LTC of the year by the US Army Surgeon General in 2006.

Research Interest

His research interests include: EMS, Disaster, Trauma, Hemorrhage control and Pain management.

Scientific Activities


• Excellence in Emergency Medicine (lifetime achievement award), GSACEP-(March 2011)
• Order of Military Medical Merit-inducted (2007)
• 2006 US Army Surgeon Generals Physician Recognition Award-honored as the top LTC Medical Officer in the US Army Medical Corps
• 2005 Methodist Health Care Annual Physician Recognition Award
• ACEP National Teaching Award-(September 2005)
• EMS Fellowship Recognition Award-(January 2005)
• Selected as a recipient of “Pain Management Fellow” for 2004-2005 by the American Pain Society
• Teaching Staff of the Year 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 Darnall Army Hospital
• Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine (1998-1999)
• Residency: CPC Discussant Winner, (May 1998)
• Active Duty Awards: ASR, OSR, NATO Medal, NDSM (2), ICMCS (1), AFEM (1), AFSM,GWOT, AFEM (2), MSM (4), AAM (3), ARCOM (3), Bronze Leistungsabzeichen (German Sports Badge), AIT Honor Graduate, Officer Advanced Course Commandants List
• Medical School: IMHOPTEP Honor Society, HPSP Scholarship, Student Government President, School paper editor The Cadaver” (1989-1991)
• Undergraduate: Georgia National Guard Scholarship, Distinguished Military Student and Graduate, Georgia Certificate of Merit, Outstanding Student Award 1985-86, Whos Who 1987 and 1988, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society



1. McManus J, Huebner K. Surveillance Systems in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008.
2. McManus J, Sallee D. Pain Management in the Prehospital Environment. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2005; 23(2): 415-431. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2004.12.009
3. Bauman B, McManus J. Pediatric Pain Management. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2005; 23(2): 415-431.
4. McManus J, Huebner K. Vesicants and Blister Agents in Chemical, Biologic, Radiologic and Nuclear Weapons. Crit Care Clin. 2005; 21(4): 707-718.
5. McManus J, Magaret N, Hedges J, Rayner N, Rice M. A Survey of Oregon Emergency Medicine Physicians to Assess and Correlate Demographics, Mandatory Reporting Knowledge and Reporting Patterns of Intoxicated Drivers in the State of Oregon. Acad Emerg Med. 2005; 12(9): 896-899.
6. McManus JG, Mehta SG, McClinton AR, Delorenzo RA, Baskin TW. Informed Consent and Ethical Issues in Military medical Research: Past, Present and Future. Acad Emerg Med. 2005; 12(11): 1120-1126. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2005.05.037
7. Holcomb JB, Salinas J, McManus J, Miller C, Cooke W, Convertino V. Manual Vital Signs Reliably Predict Need for Life Saving Interventions in Trauma Patients. J Trauma. 2005; 59(4): 821-828.
8. Wedmore I, McManus J, Pusateri A, Holcomb J. The Chitosan-Based Hemostatic Dressing: Experience in Current Combat Operations. A Retrospective Review. J Trauma. 2006; 60(3) 655-658.
9. McManus J, Yershov A, Ludwig D, et al. Radial Pulse Character Relationships to Systolic Blood Pressure and Trauma Outcomes. Journal of Prehospital Care. 2005; 9(4): 423-482. doi: 10.1080/10903120500255891
10. Walters TJ, Wenke JC, Kauvar DS, et al. An Observational Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Self-Applied Tourniquets in Human Volunteers. Journal of Prehospital Care. 2005; 9(4): 416-422.
11. Wedmore I, McManus J, Pusateri A, Holcomb J. The Chitosan-Based Hemostatic Dressing: Experience in Current Combat Operations published. US Army Medical Department Journal. 2005.
12. Salinas J, McManus JG, Convertino VA, Holcomb JB. Hospital data warehousing system for mining of patient data. From Proceeding (467) Software Engineering and Applications. 2005.
13. Tadmor B, McManus JG, Koenig KL. The Art and Science of Surge: Experience from Israel and the U.S. Military. Acad Emerg Med. 2006; 13(11): 1130-1134. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.06.043
14. McManus JG, Huebner K, Scheulen J. The Science of Surge: Detection and Situational Awareness. Acad Emerg Med. 2006; 13(11): 1179-1182. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.06.038
15. McManus J, Convertino V, Cooke W, Ludwig D, Holcomb J. R-wave Amplitude in Lead II of an Electrocardiograph Correlates with Central Hypovolemia in Human Beings. Acad Emerg Med. 2006; 13(10): 1003-1010. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.07.010
16. Roberts J, Harrison B, McManus J. Use of Ultrasound to Avoid an Unnecessary Procedure in Prehospital Combat Environment: A Case Report. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2006; 10(4): 502-506. doi: 10.1080/10903120600887023
17. Cooke WH, Salinas J, McManus JG, et al. Heart Period Variability in Trauma Patients May Predict Mortality and Allow Remote Triage. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006; 77: 1107-1112.
18. Black I, McManus JG. Pain Management in Current Combat Operations. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2009; 13(2): 223-227. doi: 10.1080/10903120802290778
19. McManus JG, McClinton A, Gerhardt R, Morris M. Performance of Ethical Military Research is Possible: On and Off the Battlefield. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2007; 13: 297-303. doi: 10.1007/s11948-007-9022-9
20. McManus J, Hurtado T, Pusateri A, Knoop KJ. A Case Series Describing Thermal Injury Resulting From QuickClot Use for Hemorrhage Control in Combat Operations. Prehospital Emerg Care. 2007; (1): 67-71.
21. DeBoard RH, Rondeau DF, Kang C, Sabbaj A, McManus JG. Principles of basic wound evaluation and management in the emergency department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007; 25(1): 23-39. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2006.12.001
22. Hartoch RS, McManus JG, Knapp S, Buettner M. Management of Chronic Wounds in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007; 25(1): 23-39.
23. McManus JG, Eastridge B, DeWitte M, Greydanus J, Rice J, Holcomb J. Combat Trauma Training for Current Casualty Care. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2007; 62(6): S13-S16. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3180653b7e
24. Eastridge B, Salinas J, McManus JG, Bulger EM, Wade CE, Holcomb JB. Hypotension Begins at 110 mm Hg: Redifining Hypotension With Data. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2007; 63(2): 291-299.
25. Cancio LC, Morton MJ, Ritenour AE, McManus JG, Barillo DJ. Lightning Injury: A Review. Burns. 2008. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2007.11.006
26. McManus JG, Ryan KL, Morton MJ, Rickards CA, Cooke WH, Convertino VA. Limitations of End-tidal CO2 as an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008; 12(2): 199-205. doi: 10.1080/10903120801907182
27. Batchinsky A, McManus JG, Ryan KL, Rickards CA, Convertino VA. Changes in pulse character and mental status reflect late responses to reductions in central blood volume. Preshosp Emerg Care. 2008; 12(2): 192-198.
28. Salinas J, McManus JG, Ryan KL, et al. Predicting life saving interventions in trauma patients with normal vital signs. Aviat Space Environ Med.
29. Convertino VA, Ryan KL, Rickards CA, et al. Identifying physiological measures for improved decision support of closed-loop fluid Resuscitation and Oxygen Delivery. J Trauma. 2008; 64(4): S342-S353.
30. Johannigman J, McManus JG, Pearce F, Cancio L, Holcomb JB. Autonomous health care for austere environments: An overview. J Trauma. 2008; 64(4): S342-S353.
31. Mabry R, McManus JG. Prehospital Advances in the Management of Severe Penetrating Trauma. Crit Care Med. 2008; 36(7): S258-S266. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31817da674
32. Barry JD, McManus J, Hennessy R. A randomized, controlled trial of the most efficacious treatment for oleoresin capsaicin (pepper spray) exposure. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2008; 12(4): 432-437. doi: 10.1080/10903120802290786
33. Eastridge BJ, Salinas J, McManus JG. Field Triage Score (FTS): Development and validation of a simple and practical pre-hospital triage instrument. J Trauma. 2007; 63(2): 291-299.
34. Holcomb JB, McManus JG, Kerr ST, Pusateri AE. Needle versus tube thoracostomy in a swine model of traumatic tension hemopneumothorax. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2009; 13(1): 18-27. doi: 10.1080/10903120802290760
35. McManus JG, Salinas J, Lappan C, Poropatich R. Teleconsultationprogram for deployed soldiers and healthcare professionals in remote and austereenvironments. Prehospital Disast Med. 2008; 23(3): 208-214.
36. Hoejenbos MJJ, McManus J, Hoggets T. Is There One Optimal Medical Treatment and Evacuation Chain for All Situations: Scoop and Run or Stay and Play? Prehospital Disast Med. 2008; 23(3): 69-72.
37. McManus J, Morton M, Thompson J, McClinton A. How to Conduct Research on Todays Battlefield. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009; 23 (4): s74-s78.
38. Crystal CS, McManus J, McArthur TJ, et al. A Pilot Study Describing Use of Ultrasound to Assess Acute Fracture Reduction in the Emergency Department. Am J Disaster Med. 2008; 3(4): 241-247.
39. McNeil CR, McManus JG, Mehta S. The Accuracy of Portable Ultrasonography to Diagnose Fractures in an Austere Environment. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2009; 13(1): 50-52. doi: 10.1080/10903120802474513
40. Mabry R, McManus JG. Prehospital advances in the management of severe penetrating trauma. J Spec Oper Med. 2009; 9(2): 93-101. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31817da674
41. Thomas R, McManus JG, Eastridge B, Wade C, Holcomb JB. Ocular Injury Reduction from Ocular Protection Use in Current Combat Operations. J Trauma. 2009; 66(4): S99-S103. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31819d8695
42. Morton MJ, McManus JG, Kelen GD, Kirsch TD. Emergency Department Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza in the United States: A Survey of Medical Directors and Department Chairs. Am J Disaster Med. 2009; 4(4): 199-206.
43. Cox ED, Schreiber MA, McManus J, Wade CE, Holcomb JB. New hemostatic agents in the combat setting. Transfusion. 2009; 49(5): 248S-255S. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2008.01988.x
44. Schwartz R, McManus J, Croushorn J, et al. Tactical Medicine - Competency Based Education Guidelines. Prehospital Emergency Care. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011; 15(1): 67-82. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2010.514092
45. Wade CE, Salinas J, Eastridge BJ, McManus JG, Holcomb JB. Admission Hypo- or Hyperthermia Adversely Affect Survival after Trauma in civilian and military environments. International Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011; 4(1): 35. doi: 10.1186/1865-1380-4-35
46. Schwartz R, Zahner B, Solis R, et al. Comparison of Two Packable Hemostatic Gauze Dressings in a Porcine Hemorrhage Model. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011; 15(4): 477-482. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2011.598615
47. Wampler DA, Molina DK, McManus J, Laws P, Manifold CA. No Deaths Associated with Patient Refusal after Naloxone Reversed Opioid Overdose. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011; 15(3): 320-324. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2011.569854
48. Wedmore IS, Kotwal RS, McManus JG, Pennardt A, Talbot TS, Fowler M, McGhee L. Safety and efficacy of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for prehospital pain control on the battlefield. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012; 73(6(5)): S490-S495. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182754674