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Henry Curtis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Academic Partner, NYLF Medicine Emergency Medicine Simulation
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Course Director, Stanford Spectrum Community Engagement Community First Responder Training for Medical Emergencies

Meet Dr. Henry Curtis

To improve medical education, Dr. Henry Curtis researches the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities to develop innovative simulations and advanced learning techniques.

Dr. Henry Curtis is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. His undergraduate and medical school education was at Louisiana State University. He then completed an emergency medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He became fellowship-trained in simulation education at Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney, Australia and now actively pursues an MFA in Motion Pictures and Television Directing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He integrates his emergency medicine, education, and fine art crafts in order to design impactful learning experiences, which are entertaining and provide knowledge and skills that stick.

As a member of the Stanford emergency medicine simulation program, Dr. Curtis conducts immersive simulation for medical students and emergency medicine residents in addition to crafting faculty development workshops for practicing emergency medicine attending physicians. His passion for innovative learning includes work with immersive simulation, video based learning, serious gaming and the medical humanities. His novel creations comprise two serious games, enhanced disaster medicine education performances, a national simulation course for emergency physicians and Playback Theater for emergency medicine communication and non-technical skills.

Dr. Curtis understands how to translate complex medical knowledge to high school students through his prior simulation work. He will couple this knowledge with his ability to connect the arts and humanities to medical education in order to ensure that these concepts and skills are accessible to this learning group.