David M. Gaba, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning and Director of the Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) at Stanford University School of Medicine was recently awarded the high honor of the 2017 4th Annual Pioneer in Simulation Award at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Gaba is also a staff physician and founder of the Simulation Center at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has had a faculty appointment at both Stanford and the VAPAHS since 1983.
Dr. Gaba is responsible for creating the technology for one of the original human patient simulators and has been an innovator in integrating simulation in health care to enhance health care provider teamwork. He is also honorably serving his 27th year as a member of the Executive Committee of the APSF. Thank you, Dr. Gaba, for helping to make our patients safer everyday by facilitating improved training for health care providers. Below is the link to the tribute to Dr. Gaba’s lifetime of incomparable work.