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Jessica Feinleib

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Feild Advisory Committee, Anesthesiology; Medical Director of Simulation VACTHS; Staff Anesthesiologist VACTHS; CHSE

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Jessica Feinleib, MD, PhD, FASA



Dr. Jessica Feinleib has a strong interest in airway management education, encompassing bio-mechanical and cognitive skills. Currently she is actively involved with airway training through simulation and skills workshops both within and outside of the VA. She is the lead subject matter expert for the Difficult Airway Algorithm and Rescue Cricothyrotomy (DAARC) program. This is a novel airway education program utilizing video, podcasts and gaming platforms to maintain difficult airway management skills in senior practitioners. She is the National Co-Director of the VHA Out of OR Airway Management. Additionally, she is working on the US expansion of the healthcare organization Airway Lead.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Residency
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)
  • Internship
    Mt. Sinai Hospital (2003)
  • MD
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (2002)
  • PhD
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (2000)
  • AB
    University of Chicago (1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions EducationUS Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations 2021
Serious Games and Virtual Environments Best in Show AwardSociety for Simulation in Healthcare2017

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