The Learning Laboratory team, together with the many simulation educators across the Mass General simulation Community of Practice, have extensive experience with all aspects of simulation-based, hands-on training and experiential learning.
Whether at the Learning Lab or in activities in clinical spaces, lab staff and educators provide an extensive range of educational programming and instructor development opportunities across the hospital, promoting educational excellence through “deliberate practice” to improve patient care.
Learning Labratory Leadership & Staff
Jim Gordon, MD, MPA
Director of the Learning Laboratory at Mass General, Chief Learning Officer, Chief of the Division of Medical Simulation in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School.
O’Neil Britton, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President
Andrea Paciello, MHSA, FACHE
Executive Director of Teaching and Education
Carl Blesius, MD
Laboratory for Computer Science
Emily M. Hayden, MD, MHPE
Faculty Lead, TeleSimulation
Maureen W. Hemingway, RN, CNS, DNP
Nursing Practice Specialist, Operating Room Nursing Service
Sara Midwood, BA
Rebecca Minehart, MD, MSHPE
Faculty Lead, Operating Room Strategic Initiatives
Emil Petrusa, PhD
Faculty Lead, Academic Development
Michael Sampson, CHSOS
Patrick Y. Smithedajkul, MD
Faculty Lead, Community Outreach
Wayne D. Stathopoulos, NREMTP
Suresh Venkatan, MBBS
Departmental Simulation Officers (DSOs) are responsible for enhancing and transforming their department’s approach to teaching and professional development by expanding the use of simulation and other forms of deliberate practice in their department, and thereby throughout the hospital. DSOs help to determine and prioritize the departmental learning needs and seek opportunities to work across departments and disciplines to expand inter-professional education and collaborative practice.
Please reach out a DSO for additional information about learning opportunities in your department. If your department does not yet have a DSO, please contact the Learning Lab directly.
Erik M. Clinton, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paul F. Currier, MD
Medicine (Pulmonary/Critical Care)
Denise W. Gee, MD
May C. Pian-Smith, MD
Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Gloria M. Salazar, MD
James K. Takayesu, MD, MSc
R. John Tannyhill, MD, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Phoebe Yager, MD
Pediatrics (Critical Care)