Dean Calcagni, MD

Dr. Calcagni has applied his many years of managing medical research and development programs in his founding of Medical Red Team, LLC. This group ( assists organizations in establishing and managing medical research and development programs and in obtaining funding for them.

As a Program Manager for a large defense contractor, Dr. Calcagni has led a consortium of 30 subcontractor organizations. This team provided a full spectrum of services and support for Federal drug, biological, and device product development. The team included CROs, as well as organizations that provide clinical development support, non-clinical development support, investigational product manufacturing and testing, regulatory compliance consultation, regulatory compliance, medical logistics, and other support services.

As a past Director of Strategic Planning for the Biomedicine Business Area of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Dr. Calcagni improved the ability of the lab to respond to the DOD’s needs in the assessment of medical technology. He strengthened the ties between the lab and the JHU medical community. Among his responsibilities was Clinical Lead in support of the Surgeon General of the Air Force for his Personalized Medicine initiative.

Prior to joining the lab, Dr. Calcagni was the Director of Medical and Life Science Applications at Foster-Miller, Inc., which is part of QinetiQ North America. He led the expansion of this business area during a time of great transition and growth.

Dr. Calcagni has been the Program Manager for the Augmentation of Medical Expertise for Information Technology (AME-IT). The AME-IT program was in support of the Health IT initiatives at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has been the Medical Director of a project for DOD’s Defense Heath Agency, leading a group of subject matter experts in the analysis of DOD’s biosurveillance tools.

Dr. Calcagni retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army with 26 years of Active Duty. He was the Deputy Director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), which is part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). TATRC is a unique organization that was involved in all aspects of research, development, and evaluation of new medical advanced technology for the betterment of medical care for soldiers.

As a board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Calcagni maintained a clinical practice part time at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served as a reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, the American Medical Informatics Association and on the Source Evaluation Board for NIST for their Advanced Technology Program in Healthcare Informatics Infrastructure.

Prior to his time at TATRC, Dr. Calcagni was Director of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at USAMRMC and Chief of the Anesthesia and Operative Service, 5th General Hospital, Bad Cannstatt, Germany.

Dr. Calcagni is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology and received his M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at the Letterman Army Medical Center and a critical care research fellowship at the Stanford University Medical Center.