Prior to his appointment as Chief Medical Officer for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, “Dr. Voz” was the Director of Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning program for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University where he provided central coordination and oversight for the undergraduate, graduate, interdisciplinary, and continuing medical education programs.
Under his direction, the medical school created additional organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for educators who wish to use additional innovative learning technologies for teaching and assessment, measuring success with patient-based outcomes research.
In May of 2008, Dr. Vozenilek co-chaired the first Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored national consensus conference on using simulation research to define and develop clinical expertise. In his work at Northwestern he served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Research and its Center for Patient Safety, and continues to teach within its master’s degree program in health care quality and safety.
He is currently the chair of the Simulation Academy within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Working Group on the use of Simulation for Maintenance of Board Certification for practicing physicians.
His use of simulation and research has included delivery of training and assessment of technical and non-technical competencies, and the use of simulation to emulate a clinical environment for work flow and process change, including electronic health care records (e.g. handoff and inter-hospital patient transfers).
These projects demonstrate his expertise in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to create and sustain simulations for clinical environments and produce meaningful interventions with enhance health care reliability.