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Charles PoznerChair
Charles Pozner, MD

Dr. Pozner is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He graduated from Tufts School of Medicine and completed residencies in internal medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School and in emergency medicine at UCLA/Olive View.

Dr. Pozner was the founding medical director of the Neil and Elise Wallace Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Under his leadership the center grew from a center exclusively for emergency medicine to serving the entire hospital. Skills training and content education is provided to a wide variety of clinicians at all levels. There is a particular emphasis on interprofessional team training. Simulation is also used for quality initiatives at the hospital.

Dr. Pozner’s research interests are in non-technical skills and team training and his primary clinical interest is in resuscitation. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally and has been a consultant on simulation projects across the globe. He is the chairperson of the Strategic Relations subcommittee of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare. He was honored as an Inaugural Fellow in the Academy of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare in 2017. His outside interests revolve around a variety of activities with his wife Sara and his two children Jeremy and Kate.


Vice Chair

Doug Beighle

President & Chief Operations Officer Simulab Corporation and MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification Inc)

Doug Beighle joined Simulab in 2002 and was appointed President and COO in 2006. Simulab has been providing medical simulators and task trainers to the medical education community since 1994.  Doug is a seasoned veteran with over 33 years of proven experience in the areas of revenue and profit growth, market development, and management team leadership. In 2012, MERCI, which provides turn-key patient safety programs, was officially launched and rolled out of Simulab as a stand-alone company.Since this date, Doug wears two hats as the President & COO of both organizations.

Prior to joining Simulab, Doug served as President and CEO for several Seattle based computer hardware and soft companies.  Doug earned a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Strategic Partnerships Subcommittee


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