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Meet the Team

To learn more about or to contact specific Northwestern Simulation leadership and staff, please consult the information below. General inquiries can be directed to our main office. To connect with our team about reserving services or facilities, please contact us via our inquiry form and we will follow up with you.

Leadership

Northwestern Simulation

Main Office

simulation( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-4034

Area Of Expertise

  • General information

Contact Me About

  • General information
  • Simulation events and activities
  • Questions and concerns

Marsha Hawk, MS Ed D

Administrative Director

marsha.hawk( at )northwestern.edu

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM

he/him

Executive Medical Director, Northwestern Simulation, Robert Hirschtick Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Medical Education

jbarsuk( at )nmh.org
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Area Of Expertise

  • Simulation-based mastery learning
  • Curricula design
  • Translational research
  • Patient safety
  • Healthcare quality

Contact Me About

  • Northwestern Simulation polices and services
  • Offered courses
  • Faculty development
  • Podcasts
  • Any other issues surrounding your simulation goals

Toshiko L Uchida, MD

she/hers

Medical Director, Clinical Education Center; Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Education

toshiko-uchida( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-6486
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Area Of Expertise

  • Clinical skills
  • Performance based assessments
  • Standardized patients
  • OSCEs
  • Human simulation

Contact Me About

  • The undergraduate medical education curriculum in Outpatient Simulation
  • Standardized patient events
  • Clinical skills teaching and assessment

David H. Salzman, MD, MEd

Director of Simulation for Undergraduate Medical Education

dsalzman005( at )northwestern.edu
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Area Of Expertise

  • Medical Education
  • Simulation
  • Simulation based Mastery Learning
  • Curriculum Design

Contact Me About

  • Simulation based mastery learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Medical student simulation
  • Teaching in the medical student simulation curriculum

Eric S. Hungness, MD

Director of NCASE; S. David Stulberg, MD, Research Professor; Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal) and Medical Education

ehungnes( at )nmh.org
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Nabil Issa, MD

Director of Trauma and Critical Care Simulation

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William C. McGaghie, PhD

Professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine

wcmc( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-3884
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Area Of Expertise

  • Mastery learning
  • Medical simulation
    Measurement and evaluation
  • Education translational science

Contact Me About

  • Mastery learning
  • Education research projects
  • Outcome measurement
  • Medical education scholarship

Ellie O'Brien

Innovations Design Engineer / Innovations Lab Manager

ellie.obrien( at )northwestern.edu

Area Of Expertise

  • 3D printing
  • Computer aided design (CAD) for medical simulation
  • Biomedical engineering

Contact Me About

  • Innovations Lab capabilities
  • Designing a simulation model
  • 3D printing models using CT and MRI data
  • Innovations Pilot Grant

Suzanne Schmidt, MD

she/hers

Assistant Element Leader, Clinical Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

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Staff

David Irvin

Manager of Partnerships and Business Development

d-irvin( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-1147

Area Of Expertise

  • Business Development
  • Bioskills Lab Management
  • Surgical training
  • Events Management

Contact Me About

  • Collaborating with NU Simulation to help transform healthcare through innovative simulation-based education

Ana Sferruzza

she/hers

Director of Outpatient Simulation

a-sferruzza( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-5285

Area Of Expertise

  • Complex assessment design and execution
  • Curriculum development
  • Standardized patient recruitment

Contact Me About

  • High-stakes assessments
  • Formative learner activities
  • Cross-team collaboration
  • Hiring and retention of standardized patients

Daniel Cronin

Manager of Inpatient Simulation

daniel.cronin( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-5616

Area Of Expertise

  • Pre hospital medicine
  • Hi-Fi simulation
  • AV/IT technology solutions
  • Cadaveric surgical training

Contact Me About

  • Simulations for medical students and other NU learners in diverse health care professions
  • CAE Learning Space training, recording, and remote access for live and post event use

Andrea Nott

Program Coordinator

andrea.nott( at )northwestern.edu

Area Of Expertise

  • Coordination of UME, GME, and external events at Northwestern Simulation

Contact Me About

  • Scheduling labs and simulations
  • Pricing and billing

Jason Nettum

he/him

Standardized Patient Trainer

j-nettum( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-1863

Area Of Expertise

  • Standardized patient training
  • Communication feedback

Contact Me About

  • Simulation for medical students and other NU learners in various specialties and backgrounds
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and training a diverse range of actors to portray simulated patients and provide feedback

Helen Aw

she/hers

Standardized Patient Trainer

helen.aw( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-0170

Area Of Expertise

  • Standardized patient training
  • Communication feedback

Contact Me About

  • Simulation for medical students and other NU learners in various specialties and backgrounds
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and training a diverse range of actors to portray simulated patients and provide feedback

Abel Nunez

he/him

Software and A/V Technician

abel.nunez( at )northwestern.edu

Area Of Expertise

  • Audio/visual technician
  • Learning Space Specialist

Contact Me About

  • Simulations for medical students and other NU learners in diverse health care professions
  • CAE Learning Space training, recording, and remote access for live and post event use

Erik Wagner

he/him

Standardized Patient Trainer

erik.wagner( at )northwestern.edu
(312) 503-5686

Area Of Expertise

  • Standardized patient training
  • Communication feedback
  • Hiring

Contact Me About

  • Simulation for medical students and other NU learners in various specialties and backgrounds
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and training a diverse range of actors to portray simulated patients and provide feedback

Hazel Monson

they/she

Standardized Patient Trainer

hazel.monson( at )northwestern.edu

Area Of Expertise

  • Standardized patient training
  • Communication feedback

Contact Me About

  • Simulation for medical students and other NU learners in various specialties and backgrounds
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and training a diverse range of actors to portray simulated patients and provide feedback

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