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Dr Mostafa Elbaba

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Dr. Mostafa Elbaba is Egyptian. He is currently based in Qatar. In Hamad Medical Corporation he is a pediatric nephrologist. He is also an A/Professor in Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar Campus. Elbaba is the Chair of the pediatric simulation and Lead of pediatric CPD and Medical education in Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar.

His qualifications in medicine are MBBCH, MSc Ped., MRCPCH, MCCEE, and MCCQE. In medical education science, he has Post-graduate certificate & Master degree in Medical Education from university of Cincinnati, USA. He steps further in other educational disciplines apart from medicine. Filmmaking and screenwriting are examples of his educational development to enhance the art of healthcare simulation.

The area of interest of Dr Elbaba is the teaching, particularly simulation-based education. He has many training and certification in cinematic arts that improved his simulation design and events significantly for the last years. He has many contributions as a designer in educational and simulation activities. Many of those have reflected to posters and talks in conferences as well as high quality simulation workshops and course.

In the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), he is the Chair of the pediatric section since January 2018. He is certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) since 2015 then CHSE-A (Advanced) in 2018. He is a member of the CHSE Exam Readiness Review of the Society in 2016. In January 2019, he joined the certification council of the SSH as a member in the CHSE-A subcommittee. In IPSS, he is a committee member in WebCam for almost one year.

Elbaba is the founder of Mobile Pediatric Simulation (MPS) with two other co-founders.

Dr. Elbaba always has the enthusiasm to add to the pediatric simulation worldwide. His area of interest in simulation is the application of arts and humanities in healthcare simulation.

Vice Chair

Benny Joyner MD MPH




As a provider in pediatric critical care medicine, my clinical and research focus has been discovering methods for delivering the best care to critically ill children. With this in mind I have engaged in research and educational endeavors that would work toward improving quality of medical delivery and patient safety for the most susceptible of all of our patients-critically ill pediatric patients.  Whether it has been working as an advocate for improved communication and teamwork within the clinical environment or developing a repository for respiratory specimens collected on intubated, critically ill children, the common thread has been the endeavors leading to the improved care of critically ill children.


For the past several years, my clinical and research activities have allowed me to develop an active collaboration with faculty in other disciplines and other schools to explore ways to improve medical education or improve communication between medical care providers and their patients. Additionally, situated at a tertiary care medical center allows me the opportunity to access the most up-to-date information, medical therapies and medical research technologies.  This access affords opportunities to refine my research focus and further hone my interests.



Pediatric Section

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The Pediatric SIG became a Section in January 2014.

1. Continue relationship with simulation industry partners to improve simulation technology for pediatric specific
2. Work to improve opportunities for research and scholarship dissemination for pediatric simulationists


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