Dr. Paul Phrampus Elected as 2014 President for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare - the largest international healthcare simulation member organization - announced the results of its recent election.  Paul Phrampus, M.D. will become President-Elect on January 1, 2013 and President in 2014.  Currently, Phrampus holds the position of At-large Member of the SSH Board of Directors and Member of the SSH Executive Committee. He co-chaired the 2011 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the largest meeting of multidisciplinary simulation experts and enthusiasts. He is an inaugural member of the editorial board of the journal Simulation in Healthcare.

Phrampus is the Director of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University and an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

This is a wonderful thing for Paul, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pitt/UPMC. He earned this position with hard work, intellect and persistent dedication – a pretty good combination.