Marc Auerbach, MD, MSc, is associate medical director of trauma and director of pediatric simulation at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is also associate chair of the International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education, the largest simulation based research network in the world. Simulation includes using mannequins, technological devices or other tools to mimic clinical care and train healthcare providers.
“Emergency medicine is a complex system and our goal is to reduce death and disability in infants and children due to severe illness or injury,” he says. “At Yale, we take care of ill and injured children every day and we have world-class providers here to help.”
Dr. Auerbach’s research explores using technology and innovative techniques to improve the quality and safety of pediatric emergency care. He is involved in grants to develop a video-game simulation for pediatric disaster triage training of EMS providers, to create an international CPR competition for healthcare providers, and to develop the best practices of how to interact with parents during resuscitations.