Affiliation: Anesthesiology Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States;
Connection with WFSA (if any): ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologistgs, STA - Society for Technology in Anesthesia
Award / titles received: Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Nu, Special Award NYSSA Gas ManComputer Simulation, Yearbook of Emergency Medicine Significant Manuscript of the Year for Pressurized infusion systems, Stinchfield Award in Orthopedic Surgery, 6 x Partners in Excellence
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MD from SUNY Syracuse, Research and Development for Hewlett Packard Medical 7 years, Certified Clinical Engineer
Biography: Dr. James Philip is Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Anesthesiologist and Director of Anesthesia Bioengineering at Brigham and Womens Hospital. He has Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MD from State University of New York Syracuse. Dr. Philip's career focuses on engineering the medical environment, especially anesthesia, to make it safer, more effective, and less costly. He does this by teaching clinicians how to apply engineering principles and by creating tools to facilitate care and foster education. Dr. Philip wrote Gas Man®, a computer simulation, workbook/textbook, and learning environment that teaches the kinetics of inhaled anesthetics which are the mainstay of anesthesia clinical care in many nations. Gas Man teaches the core competency of inhalation anesthesia kinetics and allows teachers to remediate residents who do not demonstrate competency. Gas Man teaches what adjustments end-tidal control algorithms must make to adjust vaporizer setting and fresh gas flow to achieve and maintain set end-tidal concentration. Dr. Philip created a nonprofit charitable organization, Med Man Simulations Inc., to distribute and further develop Gas Man and promote its educational use worldwide [www.medmansimulations.org and www.gasmanweb.com]. He conducts and leads inhalation anesthesia kinetics workshops for anesthesia care providers and educators.
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