Leigh V Evans MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Healthcare Simulation; Director, Resident Research

Research Interests

Emergency Medicine; Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education; Invasive Procedure Simulation


Research Summary

Dr. Evans' research focuses on the transfer of clinical skills from the simulation laboratory to the hospital setting. Her primary focus has been on central venous catheter insertion performance by resident physicians. Her AHRQ funded study demonstrated that residents trained to competence in the simulation laboratory perform better in the clinical setting. She is currently investigating skills decay in procedural skills.


Selected Publications

  • Carter AJ, Davis KA, EvansLV, Cone DC. Information loss in emergency medical services handover of trauma patients. Prehospital Emergency Care 2009;13:280-5.
  • Evans LV, Dodge KL, Shah TD, Kaplan LJ, Siegel MD, Moore CL, Hamann CJ, Lin Z, D'Onofrio G. (2010) Simulation Training in Central Venous Catheter Insertion: Improved Performance in Clinical Practice. Academic Medicine: Volume 85 - Issue 9 - pp 1462-1469.
  • Evans LV, Dodge KL. Simulation and Patient Safety: Evaluative Checklists for Central Venous Catheter Insertion. Quality and Safety in Health Care. Ergonomics Supplement 3 2010; 19: i42-i46.
  • Evans L, Morse JL, Hamman CJ, Osborne M, Lin ZQ, D’Onofrio G. The development of an independent rater system to assess resident competence in invasive procedures. Acad Med 2009; 84:1135-43.
  • Berman L, Rosenthal M, Curry L, Evans LV, Gusberg RJ. (2008) "Attracting Surgical Clerks to Surgical Careers: Role Models, Mentoring, and Engagement in the Operating Room"., Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 207, 6
  • Lammers R, Davenport M, Korley F, Griswold-Theodorson S, Fitch M, Narang A, Evans L, Gross A. (2008) "Teaching and Assessing Procedural Skills Using Simulation: Metrics and Methodology"., Academic Emergency Medicine, 15,

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