Member Spotlight

Dr. Manu Madhok
PEM Attending Physician
Children’s Minnesota

What do you gain from your IPSS membership?
IPSS has provided a forum for professional and personal development, a source of inspiration and a venue for collaborative work with INSPIRE. The resources from IPSS makes me a better clinician and a better educator. I have been fortunate to represent IPSS in American College of Emergency Physician collaborative which produced the Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation Curriculum for Pediatrics (EM ReSCu Peds).

Why did you join IPSS?
My initial purpose was to improve debriefing skills as IPSSW offered great workshops. Pretty soon I realized the breadth and depth of simulation related research and educational initiatives that were going on [through IPSS].

What are your research interests?
In-situ and multidisciplinary simulations in acute care, pre-hospital setting and emergency department, Procedural Simulations, and Disaster management education.

What is the most innovative sim-related activity you do in your work?
Tele Simulation for medical students and residents in the current era of social distancing.

What’s your favorite part about IPSSW?
I always look forward to Keynote speaker sessions as they bring out such interesting ideas and build bridges across disciplines! The workshops and research presentations are wonderful. However, meeting and networking with simulation colleagues from across the world is a big draw to IPSSW and how can I forget the social (party) on our second day evening!!


Dr. Manu Madhok served as the co-chair of the research committee for IPSS for 3 years and initiated a framework around Simulation Fellowship. He was director of the PEM Fellowship program for 10 years, completed residency in Pediatrics at Dupont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Toxicology at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis University.


I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.





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