Director, Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program
|Academic Title||Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Dr. Weinstock serves as Director of the Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program and Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation, where his research interests focus on optimizing pediatric education via high fidelity patient simulation with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety on both local and international levels. He received his PhD from Rockefeller University, and surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh followed by General Pediatrics and Critical Care at Boston Children's Hospital. Faculty of the Harvard Macy Program, Dr. Weinstock serves as a Founding Board Member of the Boston Children's Hospital Teaching Academy and actively practices Simulation Education both at BCH and abroad. Dr. Weinstock has lectured and Chaired meetings world-wide and has published sentinel work in innovative application and approaches to pediatric simulation. He currently serves as President of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, currently representing Pediatric Simulation specialists from >30 countries around the globe. He heads a robust research program at Boston Children's Hospital focused on the development, integration and assessment of comprehensive pediatric simulation programs and curricula on an international level. Current work includes:
- International transfer of simulation technology and process
- Development of low-cost, low-space approaches to point-of-care “in situ” team training
- Bioengineering of innovative integrated clinical skills trainers
- Large scale standardization of teamwork training within and between hospitals
- Simulation-based adaptation of industry models of quality improvement.
- The role of social robotics in health care delivery and education
- Weinstock, P, Stanley L, Kleinman ME, Hickey P, Grenier B, Burns JP. Towards a New Paradigm in Hospital-based Pediatric Education: The Development of an On-Site Simulator Program. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2005 Nov;6(6):635-641.
- Weinstock PH, Kappus LS, Garden A, Burns JP. Simulation at thePoint of Care Training: Reduced-cost insitu training via a mobile cart. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009; 10:176-181