Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Walter J Eppich, MD, PhD

Walter J Eppich, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

Focus of Work

Bio

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD directs the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) and Faculty Development for the Department of Medical Education. He uses qualitative research methodologies to study the contribution of conversation to learning for individuals and teams. He has taught extensively on basic and advanced simulation educator courses and serves as principal faculty at the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation. Walter has been an invited speaker on topics related to feedback & debriefing...[Read full text]Walter Eppich, MD, PhD directs the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) and Faculty Development for the Department of Medical Education. He uses qualitative research methodologies to study the contribution of conversation to learning for individuals and teams. He has taught extensively on basic and advanced simulation educator courses and serves as principal faculty at the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation. Walter has been an invited speaker on topics related to feedback & debriefing around the world. He served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare from January 2012 to December 2014.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

In 2018, Dr Eppich completed a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His PhD thesis was entitled "Learning through Talk: The Role of Discourse in Medical Education". His research program involves qualitative methodologies, conversational learning through debriefing and workplace interactions, team reflection. He collaborates with psychologists to study teamwork effectiveness in extreme environments and has traveled to Antarctica to perform field observations and...[Read full text]In 2018, Dr Eppich completed a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His PhD thesis was entitled "Learning through Talk: The Role of Discourse in Medical Education". His research program involves qualitative methodologies, conversational learning through debriefing and workplace interactions, team reflection. He collaborates with psychologists to study teamwork effectiveness in extreme environments and has traveled to Antarctica to perform field observations and interview research teams.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Dr. Eppich practices pediatric emergency medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Heidelberg, Germany (1999)
  • MEd: University of Cincinnati (2007)
  • PhD: Maastricht University, Netherlands (2018)
  • Residency: Duke Univ. Medical Center, Pediatrics (2002)
  • Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine (2005)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6080

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 62
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611