Our Simulation Experts

Our simulation experts

Baystate's simulation team has expertise in clinical, collaborative and communications skills training, simulation technologies, and research. We provide consultation and support to our simulation champions in developing and implementing education programs for a variety of learners in multiple specialty areas.

Medical Director

Dr. Neal Seymour
Neal Seymour, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Program Director, Surgery Residency

Director of Simulation Education

Formal portrait of Gladys Fernandez, MD
Gladys Fernandez, MD
Assistant Program Director, Surgery Residency


Patient Simulation Technician

Samantha Bryson

Goldberg Skills Laboratory Specialist

Amanda Duda

Academic Leadership

Kevin Hinchey, MD
Chief Education Officer, Baystate Health

Simulation Champions

We have at least one point person—called a simulation champion—for each of our many types of learners. For example, the Department of Medicine has simulation champions for their residents, PAs, attending physicians, and critical care fellows, hematology oncology fellows, cardiology fellows, and nephrology fellows.

Champions are appointed and responsible for oversight of all departmental simulation activities. They are educators who are responsible for developing and implementing simulation education in their department or area of expertise. They create curricula and act as instructors.

Our simulation staff help with professional development for the simulation champions, conducting training workshops and conferences around simulation education curriculum development and implementation.

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