Rapid Prototyping of Surgical Simulators using Open Source Simulation Software

August 28-30, 2006
Stanford University - SUMMIT

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Lee Sillin, MD, MS

Lelan F. Sillin, III, MD, MS (Ed), FACS went to undergraduate school at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and earned his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  After an internship in pathology on the Tulane Service at Charity Hospital, he completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  He then joined the Department of Surgery at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York where he rose to the level of professor of Surgery.  In 1998 he joined Department of Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  He earned a Masters degree in education from the Rossier School of Education at USC in 2003.  In the fall of 2005 he joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester where he serves both as Professor and Vice-Chair for Educational Affairs.

In Syracuse he initiated the development of minimally invasive surgery in the region and the development of a technical skills training facility.  At the University of Southern California, in addition to his clinical activities, he served as Director of the Surgical Skills Education program.  There he designed and built one of the early surgical skills education and research centers in the United States and helped develop a comprehensive skills educational curriculum for both the surgical residency and for the medical students.  He has served the American College of Surgeon as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Accreditation of Education Institutes, which developed the ACS criteria for accrediting surgical education facilities, and currently serves on the Review Committee for the ACS Program for the Accreditation of Education Institutes.  In addition, he is a long time and active member of SAGES and has that organization in many capacities including as a member of the committee on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) which has developed the first validated “high stakes” examination for laparoscopy.


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