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David M. Gaba, MD

Professor of Anesthesia; Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Stanford Health Policy Associate

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January 22nd, 2008

Gaba wins teaching award

CHP/PCOR Announcement

CHP/PCOR associate David Gaba, professor of anesthesia and associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning is the recipient of the 2007 Teaching Recognition Award for Achievement in Education from the International Anesthesia Research Society. The award is designed to recognize outstanding career contributions by senior faculty.



June 2nd, 2007

Students hone skills using simulations at new Stanford center

CHP/PCOR in the news

CHP/PCOR fellow David Gaba is mentioned in a Palo Alto Daily News article that discusses the opening of the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford that has patient mannequins to simulate surgical procedures. Gaba's colleagues at the center are also featured.




January 9th, 2007

Batting Practice for Doctors: Before They Cut into Any Man, They Use Their Scalpels on 'Stan'

CHP/PCOR in the news: Baltimore Sun

CHP/PCOR fellow David Gaba is quoted in this article that discusses the Maryland Surgical Simulation Training and Technology Center. The Center helps to train students, residents, and doctors without having to risk the health of patients through simulation-based learning on robotic mannequins.




September 9th, 2005

Gaba discusses benefits of simulation for medical training, in Sacramento Bee article

CHP/PCOR in the news: Sacramento Bee on September 6, 2005

CHP/PCOR fellow David M. Gaba provides comment for a Sept. 6 Sacramento Bee article on the increasing use of patient simulators to train doctors and medical students. Gaba says simulation is one of the few ways a physician training in anesthesiology can be the sole decision-maker in a safe setting. Read more »



July 8th, 2005

Gaba discusses long-term risks of anesthesia, surgery in LA Times article

CHP/PCOR in the news

CHP/PCOR fellow David M. Gaba is generously quoted in a June 27 Los Angeles Times article on new evidence suggesting that the effects of surgery and anesthesia linger for a year or more, increasing the risk of death long after surgery is over. Read more »




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Body image: Computerized table lets students do virtual dissection
At Stanford, the table is being tested as a way to further enhance that age-old teaching method — the dissection of human cadavers. “The virtual isn’t the same as the real,” said David Gaba, MD, associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning. “What we want to do is leverage the best of both."
May 6, 2011 in Stanford Medical Center Report

VA Announces Awards for Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees Dr. David M. Gaba and Timothy W. Liezert were recently named the first-ever recipients of the Under Secretary ...
February 3, 2011 in Live-PR.com (press release)

VA Announces Awards for Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees Dr. David M. Gaba and Timothy W. Liezert were recently named the first-ever ...
February 3, 2011 in Business Wire (press release)

A closer look at Stanford's simulation technology
In the piece, David Gaba, MD, associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning, also explains how the simulation center enables students to be the ...
November 2, 2010 in Scope (blog)

Li Ka Shing Center Dedication at Stanford Marks New Era in Medical Education
(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Stanford University School of Medicine today begins a new era with the dedication of the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, ...
September 29, 2010 in Business Wire (press release)

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