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Daniel B. Raemer, PhD


Director of Research and Development, Center for Medical Simulation; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Professional Activities

My research is focused on patient safety and clinician performance in crisis situations. As the operational director of the interdepartmental simulation program, I have been able to study behaviors, decision-making, and resource utilization during programmed situations. Our research has focused on information sharing in teams, challenging actions of colleagues, ethical decision making in acute situations, and effectiveness of technology in promoting a common situational awareness.

I have developed a special expertise in teamwork and crisis management over the past 15 years at the Center for Medical Simulation.  In 2003, I received a unique award from the Harvard Department of Anaesthesia for "excellence in teaching." I have worked globally to establish the International Meeting on Medical Simulation, is the founding trustee and a past president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).  In 2008, I received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from SSH for his contributions to the field. I am also a Past-President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.  My graduate degrees are in Bioengineering and I worked as a researcher for many years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in the Anesthesia and Critical Care Departments.  In addition to my publications related to simulation practice and research, I have written extensively on monitoring devices and have a number of patents for clinically useful devices and technologies.


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Center for Medical Simulation

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Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-768-8905

Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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