Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Pozner is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He graduated from Tufts School of Medicine and completed residencies in internal medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School and in emergency medicine at UCLA/Olive View.
Dr. Pozner was the co-founder and founding medical director of the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Under his leadership, the center has grown from a center exclusively for emergency medicine to serving the entire academic medical center. Skills training and content education is provided to a wide variety of clinicians at all levels. There is a particular emphasis on interprofessional team training. Simulation is also used for quality initiatives at the hospital.
Dr. Pozner’s research interests are in non-technical skills and team training and his primary clinical interest is in resuscitation. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally and has been a consultant on simulation projects across the globe. He is the chairperson of the Strategic Relations subcommittee of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. In 2016, Dr. Pozner received the Bernard Lown Teaching Award, an award to celebrate physicians who are outstanding clinical leaders and recognize the significant role that education plays in the missions of both Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Director of Internal Programs
Harvard Medical School
International Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Dobiesz is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Dobiesz transitioned from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, having engaged in medical student, resident, and faculty education for many years. Her roles included Assistant Dean of Residency Preparedness, Emergency Medicine Simulation and Medical Education Fellowship Director, Director of Education for the Center of Global Health, as well as Associate Program Director for Emergency Medicine, and she is excited to bring this experience to STRATUS. Her teaching efforts were recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians’ National Teaching Award. Dr. Dobiesz has presented over 100 national and international invited lectures on emergency medicine, medical education and simulation, global health, women’s health, and wilderness and expedition medicine. She has co-edited a book on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and co-authored over 60 book chapters and peer reviewed publications. Dr. Dobiesz’s research focus is on improving care for obstetrical emergencies. She is the principle inventor and is actively testing an obstetrical medical device designed by a multidisciplinary team to auto transfuse women suffering life threatening postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings. She is also working to improve emergency obstetrical care provided by emergency physicians by standardizing training and enhancing continuing medical education activities.
Director of Research & Innovation
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Dias is a physician-scientist trained in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to moving to the U.S., he earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences and an M.B.A in Healthcare Administration, having also served as the executive director of the Emergency Department at the Hospital das Clínicas, a tertiary teaching hospital affiliated to the University of São Paulo Medical School. Dr. Dias completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship at STRATUS / Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, developing research in simulation, human factors, non-technical skills, wearable sensors and machine learning. Currently, he holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School as an Instructor in Emergency Medicine. At STRATUS, Dr. Dias works with an innovative team to develop strategic partnerships across a wide variety of industries, making connections between medical education, novel technologies and healthcare improvement initiatives. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of innovative business models in healthcare simulation.
Director of Education
Dr. Navedo is a clinician educator and administrator, with a pediatrics and emergency care background. Her academic preparation includes degrees in psychology, nursing, and a PhD in higher education administration, with a research focus on reflective learning. As the founding director of the Master of Science in Health Professions Education degree program at the MGH Institute, she brings a wealth of educational program development experience and expertise to the programs at STRATUS. Building on her diverse clinical background as well as teaching experience across professions, she has developed many highly regarded programs in interprofessional learning. Dr. Navedo was recently recognized at the Canadian Royal College Simulation Summit with the Research Award for her mixed methods approach to faculty development needs assessments. Dr. Navedo has authored multiple chapters in key simulation education texts and in education journals. Dedicated to bringing health professions educators together within BWH, across Partners, and from around the world, Deb Navedo is committed to promoting patient safety through effective simulation-based approaches to teaching and learning for all clinicians.
Assistant Director of Education
Maggie earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Boston College. She worked in neuro critical care and outpatient surgery as a nurse while attending University of Maryland for a Masters in Education. Maggie worked as a simulation educator at the University of Maryland MASTRI Center, where she fell in love with all aspects of simulation from the operational side to the development of curriculum and educational programs, and experienced firsthand, the value of simulation education for healthcare professionals. At The MASTRI Center, she support the development of simulation programs for hospital-wide emergency readiness for nursing and other members of the interprofessional team. She is eager to continue the vital work of simulation education as a member of the STRATUS team.
Director of Strategic Marketing & Business Development
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