Faculty

The Director of the Patient Simulation Laboratory, Dr. John Thomas, is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology who enjoys teaching a variety of residents and students, particularly in the PSL.  The Assistant Director of the Lab, Dr. Ashley Tonidandel, Assistant Professor, enjoys teaching both obstetrical and general anesthesia.  Dr. Michael A. Olympio, founder of the Simulation Laboratory, is a Professor of Anesthesiology who still enjoys spending time actively teaching Anesthesiology residents and medical students in the Simulation Laboratory. Ian Saunders, Cer. A.T. is the Patient Simulation Laboratory Operations Manager. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations and keeps the Sim Lab running smoothly, in addition to teaching multiple groups. A team of "Simulation Specialists" provide representatives from various departments to extend the utilization of the learning center. For example, these specialists might come from Nurse Anesthesia, OR Nursing, Pharmacology, or any branch of Medicine or Surgery. Assistant instructors frequently accompany a group to the PSL, but do not physically control or program the simulator.

   

Thomas John A
John
Thomas, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director of PSL

Tonidandel Ashley Maner
Ashley
Tonidandel, MD
Assistant Professor,
Assistant Director of PSL

Blevins Ashley Nicholl
Ashey
Blevins, MD
Clinical Instructor,
Anesthesiology

Hatch David Matthews
David
Hatch, MD
Assistant Professor,
Anesthesiology

    

Traunero Justin Ryan
Justin 
Traunero, MD
Assistant Professor,
Anesthesiology

Ian Saunders 
Ian Saunders,
Cer. AT
Operations Manager, PSL 

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Alan Sutphin,
Simulation
Specialist   

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

Quick Reference

Patient Simulation Lab
John Thomas, MD
Director

336-718-8278

Ashley Tonidandel, MD
Assistant Director

336-718-8278

Michael Olympio, MD
Founder

336-716-4498

Ian Saunders
Operations Manager

336-716-4498

Linda Marion
Secretary

336-716-4497

Patient Simulation Laboratory
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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History

History

The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Patient Simulation Laboratory (PSL) is an ongoing teaching project that began in 1999, in the Department of Anesthesiology, under the leadership of Dr. Michael Olympio, with the support of the Baptist Medical Center

Last Updated: 09-02-2014
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