Brian Ross, PhD, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, School of Medicine
Executive Director, The WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), University of Washington
Attending Staff, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle WA, 98195-6410
Education: Dr. Ross UW Medicine received his Ph.D. in physiology/pharmacology from the University of North Dakota in 1975. He completed postdoctoral research in respiratory diseases at the University of Washington in 1979, where he also received his M.D. in 1983. In 1986, Dr. Ross completed a fellowship in Obstetrical Anesthesia from the University of California at San Francisco. In 1987, he completed a residency in anesthesiology, also at the University of Washington.
Area of Expertise: Dr. Ross has been involved in medical simulation at the UW since 1996, when he developed the initial curriculum for the UW Department of Anesthesiology. Since then, he has developed over 20 courses for medical students, residents, and nurses and designed the labs that became the cornerstone of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH). WISH is the medical simulation resource for the UW, community, industry, and the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).
Publications of Interest:
- Au A, Hsieh FJ, Kim S, Rosen J, Ross B, Lendvay T. (2008). A curriculum-driven simulation for suprapubic catheter insertion. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Convention, San Diego, CA.
- Metzner I, Kim S, Lombaard S, Au A, Ross B. (2008). A lifecycle of ISIS curriculum. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Convention, San Diego, CA.
- Lombaard S, Kim S, Souter K, Metzner I, Ross B. (2008). Optimizing anesthesiology simulation training. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Convention, San Diego, CA.
- Souter K, Gallagher S, Kim S, Ross B. (2008). Using standardized patients for training and evaluation of anesthesiology residents’ skills in the disclosure of unanticipated outcomes. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Convention, San Diego, CA.
- Platt MJ, Davies J, Ross BK. (2004). Heads up display monitoring improves monitor vigilance during simulated critical incident scenarios. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 21(supp.32):26. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/ejanaesthesiology/Fulltext/2004/06002/Heads_up_display_monitoring_improves_monitor.95.aspx
- Schwid HA and Ross BK. (2004).Simulation for conscious sedation training. Loyd, Lake, Greenberg (Eds.). Practical Healthcare Simulations, Philadelphia, Elsevier Mosby, Chapter 25. Retrieved from www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar00dec-20.pdf
- Schwid HA, Rooke GA, Ross BK, and Sivarajan M. (1997). Use of computerized ACLS simulator improves performance of ACLS guidelines. Anesthesiology, 87:A934. PMID: 10321676