Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD, was appointed director of surgical simulation in July 2010. He has a long record of commitment to surgical education including participation as an ASE (Association for Surgical Education) SERF (Surgical Education Research Fellow), ACS Surgeons as Educators Course, winner of the Resident Teaching Award for the last five years in a row, and completion of the University of Illinois – Chicago Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree program. He is the recipient of a number of educational grants including a FIPSE (Fund for Improvement in Post-Secondary Education) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the largest in Washington University history, and a SAGES Career Development Award for a SCORE/SAGES Educational Collaboration Effort. In conjunction with other Steering Committee members, he is responsible for preparing this application, meeting accreditation requirements, and all correspondence with the ACS .
Debra Tiemann, RN
Debbie has more than 30 years experience as a nurse, primarily in the care and education of the surgical patient. She served as the lab coordinator for 7 years and was appointed Administrator of WISE in 2011.
Angie received her Certified Surgical Technologist diploma in July 2007. She has 10 years experience in the OR with a focus in colorectal, GYN oncology, MIS, robotics, trauma and urology. She joined WISE in 2011 to expand her role in medical student and resident education.