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James A. Gordon, MD, MPA, is Chief of the Division of Medical Simulation in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Learning Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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After earning a bachelor's degree in intellectual history at Princeton, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his training in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan. Following residency he completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, also receiving a master's degree in public administration. Dr. Gordon served as principal investigator and national co-chair of the first federally-funded research consensus conference on simulation in healthcare, and was a founding board member of the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Gordon has received both Young Investigator and Special Contribution Awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and served as a Morgan-Zinsser Teaching Fellow at Harvard Medical School.Dr. Gordon directs the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School, where he is a Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) and Academy Scholar. Dr. Gordon co-founded the Institute for Medical Simulation at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work has been featured in the New Yorker magazine, and highlighted as medical news in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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