Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1-13-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Challenging Cases: The Role of Simulation in Patient Safety

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 13, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Daniel Raemer, PhD

Daniel Raemer, PhD
Director of Research and Development, Center for Medical Simulation
Harvard University
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Bioengineer, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Daniel Raemer has developed a special expertise in teamwork and crisis management over the past fifteen years at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is particularly interested in the art of debriefing and is frequently called upon to facilitate multidisciplinary teamwork sessions in a variety of specialty areas such as operating rooms, intensive care, emergency, endoscopy, and labor and delivery suites.

In 2003, he received a unique award from the Harvard Department of Anaesthesia for excellence in teaching. His most enduring passion has been to use simulation as a research tool to investigate healthcare worker’s behaviors and thought processes. Dr. Raemer has published work in these areas and has given numerous keynote addresses for specialty societies and other healthcare organizations on simulation as it has blossomed in the last several years.

Dr. Raemer has worked globally to establish the International Meeting on Medical Simulation, and is the founding trustee and a past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SSH for his contributions to the field. He is also a past President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.

Dr. Raemer has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Vermont; and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Utah. Since 1980, he has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Anesthesia and Critical Care Departments. In addition to his publications related to simulation practice and research, he has written extensively on monitoring devices and has a number of patents for clinically useful devices and technologies. 

ObjectiveAfter attending this activity, participants will:

  • Appreciate the barriers to challenge and be able to use new communication tools to improve patient safety


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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