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Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Academically, Dr. Geis has been recognized with multiple teaching awards from the pediatric, emergency medicine and family practice residencies in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2015 he received an Educational Achievement Award from the Department of Pediatrics. In addition, he has served as an instructor at McMaster University’s How to Teach Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario.

He has been funded on a national level as primary investigator and co-investigator on multiple completed projects, has served on study sections for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the NIH, and is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Medical simulation; systems integration; patient safety; pediatric resuscitation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Injury Prevention, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

My Education

Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Residency: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2000.

Chief Residency: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2001.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 2001, 2008; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2004, 2014.

My Publications

In Situ Simulation to Mitigate Threats to Participation in a Multicenter Clinical Trial in High-Acuity, Low-Frequency Setting. Chan, S; Babcock, L; Geis, G; Frey, M; Robinson, V; Kerrey, B. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2019; 14:1-9.

A Validation Argument for a Simulation-Based Training Course Centered on Assessment, Recognition, and Early Management of Pediatric Sepsis. Geis, GL; Wheeler, DS; Bunger, A; Militello, LG; Taylor, RG; Bauer, JP; Byczkowski, TL; Kerrey, BT; Patterson, MD. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2018; 13:16-26.

Lessons learned from administration of high-dose methylprednisolone sodium succinate for acute pediatric spinal cord injuries. Caruso, MC; Daugherty, MC; Moody, SM; Jr, FR A; Bierbrauer, KS; Geis, GL. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2017; 20:567-574.

Using Simulation to Develop Care Models for Rapid Response and Code Teams at a Satellite Facility. Rule, AR L; Snider, J; Marshall, C; Kramer, K; Geis, GL; Tegtmeyer, K; Gosdin, CH. Hospital Pediatrics. 2017; 7:748-759.

Studying the Safety and Performance of Rapid Sequence Intubation: Data Collection Method Matters. Rinderknecht, AS; Dyas, JR; Kerrey, BT; Geis, GL; Ho, MH; Mittiga, MR. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017; 24:411-421.

The April Effect: A Multimedia Orientation Approach to Improve Rotation Transitions During Pediatric Residency. Sobolewski, B; Kerrey, BT; Geis, GL; Bria, CL; Mittiga, MR; del Rey, JA G. Academic Pediatrics. 2016; 16:220-223.

Leveraging the Critical Decision Method to Develop Simulation-Based Training for Early Recognition of Sepsis. Patterson, MD; Militello, LG; Bunger, A; Taylor, RG; Wheeler, DS; Klein, G; Geis, GL. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. 2016; 10:36-56.

Reducing the incidence of oxyhaemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a paediatric emergency department. Kerrey, BT; Mittiga, MR; Rinderknecht, AS; Varadarajan, KR; Dyas, JR; Geis, GL; Luria, JW; Frey, ME; Jablonski, TE; Iyer, SB. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2015; 24:709-717.

Defining the Simulation Technician Role Results of a Survey-Based Study. Bailey, R; Taylor, RG; FitzGerald, MR; Kerrey, BT; LeMaster, T; Geis, GL. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2015; 10:283-287.

High-fidelity simulation versus case-based discussion for teaching medical students in Brazil about pediatric emergencies. Couto, TB; Farhat, SC L; Geis, GL; Olsen, O; Schvartsman, C. Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil). 2015; 70:393-399.