Steven Keith Howard, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, Staff Anesthesiologist at VA Palo Alto, and a member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee for the APSF. He is the Co-Director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation at the VA Palo Alto – the VA’s first simulation center. His research interests include the study of fatigue in hospital personnel, and the research and training applications of medical simulation. He spends his free time with his wife and daughter (when home from college). They enjoy travel, theater, concerts, sporting events, and working out together.