Emergency Med Section



Scott Goldberg

Scott serves as the Vice Chair of the SSH Emergency Medicine Section and is the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. His professional interests include the use of simulation to measure and improve competencies in EMS and field operations. Additional interests include disaster simulation as well as using simulation to improve community performance of healthcare interventions such as naloxone administration. He can be reached via email at sagoldberg@partners.org.

Vice Chair 
Margaret K. Sande, MD, MS, MSHPEd

Dr. Sande serves as the Secretary of the SSH Emergency Medicine Section and has been a member of SSH since 2010. She is Medical Director of the WELLS Simulation Center at University of Colorado Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  She is Director of Simulation for the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

With a background in biomedical engineering, Dr. Sande began her academic career focusing on medical device design and is a patented inventor.  She has an ongoing interest in human factors research and approaches to demonstrate proof-of-concept for emerging technologies.  During her simulation fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sande completed her second master’s degree in health professions education focusing on medical education pedagogies and associated research methods.  Her most recent area of interest given her current role as Medical Director of her hospital's simulation center has been on the use of simulation for process improvement initiatives.  Dr. Sande can be reached at:  Margaret.Sande@ucdenver.edu


Ambrose Wong, MD
Ambrose Wong, MD serves as the Interprofessional Liaison of the EM Section. He is an emergency physician and Director of Simulation Research at Yale School of Medicine. He completed a medical simulation fellowship at NYU School of Medicine and New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences. Dr. Wong has an interest in utilizing simulation to improve interprofessional collaborative practice and patient-centered care, and is committed to promoting interprofessional education within the field of emergency medicine. His current study applies a simulation-based interprofessional curriculum to decrease workplace violence and improve the safety of staff and patients in behavioral emergency care. Dr. Wong can be reached at ambrose.wong@yale.edu Twitter @ambrosehwong


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Welcome to EMERGENCY MEDICINE Section Homepage

The Emergency Medicine SIG became a section in June 2014.

The Emergency Medicine Special Section is an organization of emergency medicine (EM) healthcare providers and educators dedicated to improving the quality of emergency care using simulation as well as to supporting the goals and objectives of simulation groups within leading EM organizations. The section consists of a diverse group of individuals interested in fostering collaboration both within the EM community as well as between disciplines.

Mission:  The mission of the SSIH Emergency Medicine Section is to provide an interprofessional resource to those involved in EM simulation to foster relationships and growth both within the specialty and as it relates to the larger medical simulation community

Vision:   The SSH EM Section will be the premier source by which its interprofessional emergency care practitioners promote networking, leadership, mentoring and collaboration with members of the simulation community.


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