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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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April 29th, 2005

Gaba's pioneering work with medical simulators featured in The New Yorker

CHP/PCOR in the news

CHP/PCOR fellow David M. Gaba's pioneering work with medical simulators is featured in the May 2 issue of The New Yorker magazine, in a lengthy article discussing the benefits of simulation and the way it is changing medical education. Read more »



January 21st, 2005

Mercury News article on medical simulators cites Gaba's pioneering work

CHP/PCOR in the news: San Jose Mercury News on January 16, 2005

A Jan. 16 San Jose Mercury News article on the increasing use of simulators in medical education discusses the pioneering work of CHP/PCOR fellow David M. Gaba in this field. Read more »



October 4th, 2004

Gaba leads first expert conference on long-term impact of surgery, anesthesia

CHP/PCOR News

CHP/PCOR fellow David M. Gaba led an expert-panel conference on "The Long-term Impact of Surgery and Anesthesia," convened by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation on Sept. 21-22 in Boston. The conference was held in light a growing awareness among medical experts that surgery and anesthesia may have a much more serious and more long-term impact on patients than was previously thought. Read more »



August 13th, 2004

Gaba's pioneering work in medical simulation cited in magazine, news articles

CHP/PCOR in the news: Wired magazine, Portland Oregonian on August 10, 2004

CHP/PCOR fellow David Gaba's pioneering work in developing medical simulators is discussed in Wired magazine and Portland Oregonian articles that describe the advantages of and increasing use of simulators in medical education. The articles, which describe the currently available mannequins and how they work, both note that Gaba was a pioneer who helped develop the first sophisticated, lifelike simulators 20 years ago. In addition, the Portland Oregonian article discusses a statewide program in Oregon designed to fund and promote the use of medical simulators throughout the state. Read more »



July 1st, 2004

Gaba comments on new surgical "timeout" rules on National Public Radio

CHP/PCOR in the news: Morning Edition, National Public Radio on July 1, 2004

CHP/PCOR fellow David Gaba provided comment for a National Public Radio segment about new rules from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, mandating a "timeout" before surgeries, to prevent errors by verifying the patient's identity, surgical site and type of procedure. Gaba said that in surgery, as in other high-risk endeavors such as aviation, all members of the team must feel free to speak up if they see a potential error. The segment aired July 1 on "Morning Edition." 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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