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Course Faculty

Faculty members are highly experienced experts in the use of simulation in surgical education.

Richard H. Feins, MD, FACS

Course Chair

Dr. Feins is recently retired from clinical practice in general thoracic surgery and is professor of surgery and medical director of preoperative services at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. He was a founder of the Cardiothoracic Surgery “Senior Tour,” which offers retired cardiothoracic surgeons the change to provide resident education using simulation.

Leonard H. Hines, MD, FACS

Dr. Hines is assistant professor of surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN, and is co-director of the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation. Special interests include postsimulation debriefing and assessment of simulated events.

Paul J. Huffstutter, MD, FACS

Dr. Huffstutter is assistant professor of surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN, and is co-director of the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation. Special interests include the theoretical basis for simulation education and curriculum development.

Helen M. MacRae, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Dr. MacRae is a colorectal surgeon at the University of Toronto with an interest in surgical education. She was director of the Surgical Skills Centre at the University of Toronto for more than 10 years. Her research interests are technical skills acquisition and assessment of technical skills.

Ranjan Sudan, MD, MBBS, FACS

Dr. Sudan is the vice chair of education and professor of surgery, as well as psychiatry and behavioral sciences, at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. As the director of the Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL) at Duke University, his interests include curriculum development and implementation. Clinical areas of expertise include robotic surgery, minimally invasive foregut, and bariatric surgery.

Committee Chair

R. Phillip Burns, MD, FACS

Chair, Committee on Professional Opportunities for Senior Surgeons

Staff Consultants

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Director, ACS Division of Education

Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH

Associate Director, ACS Division of Education