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Leigh Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Section Chief, Medical Simulation, Emergency Medicine; Executive Director, Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation, Emergency Medicine

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Leigh Evans, MD is an Associate Professor and Medical Simulation Section Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine,  and the Executive Director of Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation.

She is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine in 2003 and 2005. Dr. Evans is the recipient of the Yale School of Medicine Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in 2008, the Alvan R. Feinstein Award in 2015, and the 2019 American College of Emergency Physicians National  Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award.

Her research interests are in the transfer of simulation skills to the clinical setting and the use of simulation for medical student and resident clinical assessment. She was the Principal Investigator for an AHRQ grant “Simulation Training for Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion” and she is currently the PI for an AHRQ RO1 "Improving patient and clinician safety during COVID-19 through a rapidly adaptive simulation intervention."

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2002)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1995)
  • MD
    Washington University School of Medicine (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Bohmfalk Teaching PrizeYale Medical School2008
Outstanding Teaching in Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine Resident Staff2005
Distinguished Teacher Award for Medical EducationSociety of Distinguished Teachers, Yale University School of Medicine2005
Outstanding Teaching in Emergency Medicine,Emergency Medicine Resident Staff2003

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