David Kessler, M.D., M.Sc.

David Kessler, MD, MSc, is the director of Simulation Quality & System Integration for the Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center – where he seeks to bond hospital-based quality initiatives with simulation-based methodology and resources. He also serves as the director of clinical simulation and pediatric emergency medicine for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine where he has created and grown educational programs for in situ simulation and point-of-care ultrasound respectively. Dr. Kessler is the research director and one of the co-founders for INSPIRE, (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education) an international pediatric research network focused on outcome oriented simulation research in acute care, resuscitation and skills. Personal research focus includes patient oriented outcomes research, quality improvement and skills training. Dr. Kessler has lead several multi-center studies and has prolific record of international presentations and publications. He has collaborated on several interactive “serious games”, published educational curricula, and educational videos. Dr. Kessler is also the founding education chair for P2network an intercontinental collaborative focused on promoting pediatric point-of-care ultrasound education, research and administrative scholarship.

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