Team members in the Center for Simulation and Research at Cincinnati Children’s are active as basic and clinical investigators (often in collaboration with investigators from other divisions, departments and institutions) and as educators.


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 quality & safety. 2013;22(6):507-14.

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. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2013;39(6).

Patterson MD, Geis GL, LeMaster T, Wears RL. Impact of multidisciplinary simulation-based training on patient safety in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ quality & safety. 2013;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 quality & safety. 2013;22(6):468-77.

Mittiga MR, Geis GL, Kerrey BT, Rinderknecht AS. The Spectrum and Frequency of Critical Procedures Performed in a Pediatric Emergency Department: Implications of a Provider-Level View. Annals of emergency medicine. 2013;61(3):263-70.

Cheng A, Hunt EA, Donoghue A, et al. Examining pediatric resuscitation education using simulation and scripted debriefing: A multicenter randomized trial. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013;167(6):528-36.


Kerrey BT, Rinderknecht AS, Geis GL, Nigrovic LE, Mittiga MR. Rapid Sequence Intubation for Pediatric Emergency Patients: Higher Frequency of Failed Attempts and Adverse Effects Found by Video Review. Annals of emergency medicine. 2012;60(3):251-9.

Johnson K, Geis G, Oehler J, Meinzen-Derr J, Bauer J, Myer C, et al. Simulation to implement a novel system of care for pediatric critical airway obstruction. Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2012;138(10):907-11.


Geis GL, Pio B, Pendergrass TL, Moyer MR, Patterson MD. Simulation to Assess the Safety of New Healthcare Teams and New Facilities. Simulation in Healthcare. 2011;6(3):125-33.

Burton KS, Pendergrass TL, Byczkowski TL, Taylor RG, Moyer MR, Falcone RA, et al. Impact of Simulation-Based Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Training in the Simulation Laboratory and Clinical Environment. Simulation in Healthcare. 2011;6(5):284-91.


Spanos SL, Patterson M. An Unexpected Diagnosis: Simulation Reveals Unanticipated Deficiencies in Resident Physician Dysrhythmia Knowledge. Simulation in Healthcare. 2010;5(1):21-3.

Pruden CM, Kerrey BT, Mittiga M, del Rey JG. Procedural Readiness of Pediatric Interns: Defining Novice Performance Through Simulation. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2010;2(4):513-7.