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Edwin Ozawa

Edwin serves as the Chair of the SSH Anesthesia Section.  He has been a member of SSH since 2010.  He is a practicing Anesthesiologist at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington Massachusetts, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine where he holds the rank of Assistant Professor.  Dr. Ozawa is also a Fellow at the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His professional interests include crisis management, teamwork training, and mindfulness in healthcare.

He can be reached via email at


Vice Chair
Scott Watkins, MD

Scott C. Watkins M.D. serves as Vice Chair of the Anesthesia Section. He has been a member of SSH since 2011. In his professional work, he is an Anesthesiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. As an educator, he oversees a program in pediatric anesthesia simulation for residents, fellows and student nurse anesthetists and leads regular multidisciplinary, in situ OR team simulations. He has received funding from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation for simulation-based research on decision support tools, assessment of non-technical skills and multidisciplinary OR teams. Current interests include the use of simulation as a tool for quality and process improvement and as a tool for increasing organizational resilience and mindfulness. Scott may be reached at:

Anesthesiology Section

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Welcome to ANESTHESIOLOGY Section Homepage

Started in 2007, became a section in 2014


The mission of the SSH Anesthesiology Section is to foster communication and collaboration among the many people involved in anesthesia simulation, as well as between anesthesia and other disciplines in simulation.

As a Section, our areas of focus include:

  • Checklists, cognitive aids, and emergency manual implementation for critical events
  • ACGME Milestones
  • The creation of a national anesthesia core simulation curriculum
  • Interprofessional education
  • Leadership training and professional development

There will continue to be website developments at SSH so please check back with this page as we add links to items of interest. Please send information appropriate for posting to including: relevant conferences, cognitive aids, links to relevant simulation resources (eg anesthesia cases), and recommended annotated references.


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