About AMWA – Board of Directors & Staff

Wendy Bernstein, MD, MBA FASA

Director, 2018 – 2020

Dr. Wendy Bernstein is a Board Certified Professor of Anesthesiology and serves as the Vice Chairman of Education and Director of Simulation for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, medical school at Drexel University, Anesthesiology Residency and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and MBA while at the University of Maryland. She previously served as the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Director and the Director of Simulation for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine where she developed innovative simulation programs and fully integrated simulation activities (skills training and multidisciplinary team training) into the 3 year anesthesiology residency curriculum. Dr. Bernstein still serves as the Director of MAPS, the Maintenance of Certification Program in Anesthesiology (MOCA) at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2013. Dr. Bernstein is engaged in research for team training and communication and has presented locally, nationally and internationally on various topics in simulation. Dr. Bernstein is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network (SEN) where she serves as Chairman of the OSCE workgroup. Additionally, she serves on the ASA Editorial Board for Interactive Computer-Based Education, appointed to the Governance Committee for Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is an ABA Board Examiner. Furthermore, she is a member of several ASA committees, including Professional Diversity, for which she has presented on numerous topics for increasing women leadership in academic medicine.

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