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Frank Overly, MD, FAAP is co-director of the Medical Simulation Center and director of pediatric simulation. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and received his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He was a pediatric resident at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital. He is currently an attending physician in the pediatric emergency department at Hasbro Children's Hospital. He has published on a variety of subjects including pediatric simulation, pediatric sedation, asthma and orthopedics. His current research interests include medical education, teamwork training and systems/ process assessment with the use of simulation.
Leo Kobayashi, MD, co-director of the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center, completed his emergency medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital in 2002 and has acquired significant experience in medical simulation from academic, research and teaching duties at the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center. Kobayashi is an associate professor and active educator in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and its postgraduate training program in emergency medicine. His research focuses on advancing the concepts of portable simulation for acute care systems probing for patient safety, in situ device use-testing and multi-patient simulation for emergency care. Kobayashi is past chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Interest Group, inaugural panel member of the SAEM Simulation Academy and a reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's journal Simulation in Healthcare.
Gregory Jay, MD, PhD is an associate professor of medicine and engineering at Brown University and a faculty member in the Center for Bioengineering. He is an attending physician in emergency medicine, Associate Chair of Research in the department of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School and is co-founder of the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center. He has published widely on topics in applied biomedical engineering and was a co-principal investigator of the MedTeams™ Project. He has served on the Patient Safety Task Force for both the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was formerly a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard, where he both developed and participated in crew resource management and weapons of mass destruction training.
Ilse Jenouri, MD is lead instructor for airway management training at the Medical Simulation Center. She received her medical degree at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. She is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an attending emergency physician at The Miriam Hospital.
David Lindquist, MD is a lead teamwork training instructor for the Medical Simulation Center. He received a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Amherst College in 1990, his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1999, and completed his emergency medicine residency at Rhode Island Hospital in 2003. He is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an attending emergency physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of interest include teamwork training, patient safety and simulator-based medical education.
Ivona Sediva, MD is a pediatric critical care physician and assistant professor of pediatrics (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
Sediva earned her medical degree from Second Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. She completed her residency in pediatrics at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York, NY and fellowship in pediatric critical care at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Prior joining Hasbro Children's Hospital she worked for four years at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ.
Sediva is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Her interests are in medical simulation, medical education and quality initiatives in pediatrics. She is director of quality for Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Jessica Smith, MD, FACEP is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program director at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown
University. She is a graduate of the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Boston
Medical Center. She is currently an attending physician at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. Her simulation interest focuses on medical
student and graduate medical learner education.
Elizabeth Sutton, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she serves as the emergency medicine director for medical student education. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center. She is a member of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team. She has special interests in postgraduate education, disaster medicine and wilderness medicine. She is currently doing research in high-fidelity simulation in medical education, in simulation-based teamwork training and in excellence in women's health education.
Linda Brown, MD is a member of the faculty at the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center. She received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Colby College and a medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, she also received a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include improving medical education through high-fidelity simulation, and the use of simulation to educate pre-hospital providers and community practitioners.
Susan Duffy, MD is an attending physician in the emergency department at Hasbro Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Brown Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her master's in public health at Columbia University before returning to Providence, where she completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. She is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is the director of fast track and nurse practitioner programs at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Her fields of interest include medical education, child maltreatment and domestic violence.
Patricia Carreiro, RN, BSN is clinical manager of Rhode Island Express Care and LifePACT Critical Care Transport, and co-leader of the pediatric FAST Team. Carreiro received her nursing degree from Northeastern University in Boston and has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric nursing. She is responsible for helping to create ongoing education using simulation for the LifePACT team, and helped to develop and teach the Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course using simulation for registered nurses in pediatrics. Correiro has been part of the Medical Simulation Center since 2006 and has helped to teach simulation to residents, attendings and nursing staff. She is also a PALS instructor, and helps to teach these classes in the Medical Simulation Center.
Charlene Draleau, MSN, RN, CPEN, CPN is a clinical development specialist in the nursing professional practice and research department at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Draleau maintains adjunct clinical faculty relationships with the local nursing programs facilitating pediatric clinical experiences. Her nursing career has been devoted to the care of the pediatric emergency and trauma patients. She is the facilitator for the pediatric and adult medical-surgical novice nurse programs as well as the pediatric critical care internship, and utilizes simulation to provide a safe place for novice nurses to practice and refine their nursing skills and knowledge to provide safe care for their patients. Draleau is training center faculty for both BLS and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Mark Jones is a veteran audiovisual specialist with over twenty years' experience working in corporate and medical settings. He supports the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center's operations with his AV expertise and multimedia editing/ production skills.