Simulation Center

Steering Council

The Steering Council is comprised of representatives from a variety of UChicago Medical Center faculty and staff to allow collaboration of ideas and goals for simulation. The Council meets quarterly to share ideas and programmatic updates.

Stephen Small, MD

Faculty Director UChicago Simulation, Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Allison Anderson

Education Specialist, UChicago Simulation

Ciro Andolfi

Research Fellow, Surgery

Elizabeth Blair, MD

Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Anita Blanchard, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Mahira Bonomo, MBA

Director of CME Operations, Accreditation and Strategy and Innovation

Gillian Brennan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Kameka (Kammy) Brown, NP, PhD

Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Interim Executive Director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research

Robert Burgin

Assistant Director, UChicago Simulation Center

Melissa Cappaert, MA

Staff Director, UChicago Simulation Center

Dana Edelson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Executive Director for Inpatient Quality and Safety

Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE

Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement, Medical Director of Pritzker School of Medicine Clinical Performance Center

Kelley Holdren, RN

Administrative Director and Chief Flight Nurse at University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)

Jannie White, BSN, RN, CFRN

Flight Nurse, Flight Nurse Education Coordinator University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)

Christopher Kramer, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Cynthia LaFond, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Director of Nursing Research

John McConville, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; Vice Chair of Education

Alisa McQueen, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director of Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director of Residency Training in Pediatrics

Sharon Markman

Administrative Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and Innovation

Diana Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director of Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Septimiu Murgu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Jayant Pinto, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Samantha Ruokis

Director, Quality Performance Improvement

Kris Slawinski, MA

Associate Director, Clinical Performance Center and Standardized Patient Program

Konstantin Umanskiy, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery