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Jessica Feinleib, MD, PhD

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



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. It was initiated by the national VHA SimLEARN and VHA EES project for the 150 VA hospital system. Additionally, she is active in the use of in-situ simulation for systems based approaches to improve patient safety.

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)

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