S. Barry Issenberg is the Director of the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education, the Michael S. Gordon Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Director of Research and Technology, and Project Director for the development and evaluation of Harvey, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator, and the UMedic Multimedia Curriculum.
For over 20 years, his career has focused on the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation and computer-based teaching systems. He has led several initiatives at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine integrating the use of simulation for training and evaluation of learners at all levels. Research by Dr. Issenberg and colleagues have established the viability and importance of computer-based simulation and virtual patient training programs in teaching health professionals, especially cardiac and stroke assessment and treatment.
Dr. Issenberg leads an international consortium of clinicians and medical educators from 14 medical centers. The consortium has designed, implemented and published the results of several multi-center studies that have shown the effectiveness of simulation technology to teach and assess clinical skills. Dr. Issenberg has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications, books, book chapters and e-learning programs on the development, use and evaluation of simulation systems in medical education.
In addition, he serves on several national and international boards and committees related to medical education and healthcare simulation.