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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


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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

Kerrey BT, Mittiga MR, Rinderknecht AS, Varadarajan KR, Dyas JR, Geis GL, Luria JW, Frey ME, Jablonski TE, Iyer SB. Reducing the incidence of oxyhaemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jul 16.

Couto TB, Farhat SC, Geis GL, Olsen O, Schvartsman C. High-fidelity simulation versus case-based discussion for teaching medical students in Brazil about pediatric emergencies. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2015 Jun;70(6):393-9.

Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Meert KL, Clark AE, Browning B, Pemberton VL, Page K, Shankaran S, Hutchison JS, Newth CJ, Bennett KS, Berger JT, Topjian A, Pineda JA, Koch JD, Schleien CL, Dalton HJ, Ofori-Amanfo G, Goodman DM, Fink EL, McQuillen P, Zimmerman JJ, Thomas NJ, van der Jagt EW, Porter MB, Meyer MT, Harrison R, Pham N, Schwarz AJ, Nowak JE, Alten J, Wheeler DS, Bhalala US, Lidsky K, Lloyd E, Mathur M, Shah S, Wu T, Theodorou AA, Sanders RC Jr, Dean JM, THAPCA Trial Investigators. Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 14;372(20):1898-908.

Couto TB, Kerrey BT, Taylor RG, FitzGerald M, Geis GL. Teamwork skills in actual, in situ, and in-center pediatric emergencies: performance levels across settings and perceptions of comparative educational impact. Simul Healthc. 2015 Apr;10(2):76-84.

Rinderknecht AS, Mittiga MR, Meinzen-Derr J, Geis GL, Kerrey BT. Factors associated with oxyhemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a pediatric emergency department: findings from multivariable analyses of video review data. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;22(4):431-40.

Wetzel EA, Lang TR, Pendergrass TL, Taylor RG, Geis GL. Identification of latent safety threats using high-fidelity simulation-based training with multidisciplinary neonatology teams. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Jun;39(6):268-73.

Wheeler DS, Geis G, Mack EH, Lemaster T, Patterson MD. High-reliability emergency response teams in the hospital: improving quality and safety using in situ simulation training. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun;22(6):507-14.

Patterson MD, Geis GL, Lemaster T, Wears RL. Impact of multidisciplinary simulation-based training on patient safety in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 May;22(5):383-93.

Patterson MD, Geis GL, Falcone RA, Lemaster T, Wears RL. In situ simulation: detection of safety threats and teamwork training in a high risk emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun;22(6):468-77.

Johnson K, Geis G, Oehler J. Meinzen-Derr J, Bauer J, Myer c, Kerrey B. Simulation to implement a novel system of care for pediatric critical airway obstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct 1;138(10):907-11.