The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


Fellowship in Medical Education and Simulation

Faculty


Mitchell Goldman MD, FACS
Fellowship Director

Dr. Goldman is the immediate past Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee. He led the Department from July 1998 until October 2015. He has also served as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program and the vascular surgery Fellowship program. He is currently Assistant Dean for Research at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. He was an early member of the ASE, an active member of the APDS, President of the SAVS, and founding member of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. He helped develop the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and serves on the Accreditation Committee for Educational Institutes of the ACS. He helped develop the criteria for accreditation of Fellowships in simulation-based education and chairs the committee that determines accreditation for the ACS. Dr. Goldman has received the Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award and the Spirit of Graduate School of Medicine Award for his dedication to teaching.


Henry Sperry Nelson Jr. MD, FACS
Fellowship Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Nelson is a Professor of Surgery at The University of Tennessee and served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Surgery and General Surgery Residency Program Director at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville from 1982 to 1983 and again from 1992 to 1995. He is currently the Surgical Simulation Director at UTCAMS. Awards include the Housestaff Association Education Award 1982-1983, the Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award in 1990 & 2007, the Graduate School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007 and the Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award in 2009. He has served as course director and/or faculty at numerous laparoscopic training courses locally, regionally and internationally.

Leonard N. Lamsen, MD
Fellowship Advisory Committee Member


Kyle L. Kleppe, MD
Fellowship Advisory Committee Member


Melinda Klar, RN
Fellowship Coordinator

Ms. Klar is currently the Administrative Director of the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (UTCAMS) and has been in that role since the center was established 8 years ago. Prior to this position, she was the Clerkship Education Coordinator, Clinical Trials Coordinator, and Pediatric Surgery Nurse Specialist for the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Before coming to UT Medical Center, she practiced pediatric critical care and general surgery nursing in Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee. In addition to maintaining and coordinating accreditation reports and activities for the AEI and daily Administrative duties for UTCAMS, current special projects for Ms. Klar include UTCAMS activity database development, coordinating new research activities, expanding the standardized patient program, and assisting with development of the Simulation Fellowship program.

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