Simulation Innovation Lab
Surgical simulation is crucial in training surgical residents and even surgical attendings. Through repetition and practice on realistic models, surgeons are able to improve their surgical skills as well as boost their confidence in specific procedures. Furthermore, simulation allows surgeons to learn revolutionary new skills such as robotic surgery or minimally invasive procedures. Our research focuses on Surgical Simulation and Patient-Specific Surgical Simulation to create translational models to measure improvements in surgical training and patient outcomes. One of the most exciting developments we pursue is the development of patient-specific models patients which surgeons can rehearse prior to patients’ actual surgeries.