Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans

MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Executive Director, Yale Center for Medical Simulation; Director, Resident Research

Dr. Evans is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the Yale Center for Medical Simulation. Her research focuses on the transfer of clinical skills from the simulation laboratory to the hospital setting. Her focus has been on central venous catheter insertion performance by resident physicians. She was the first to demonstrate fewer real-world complications from central line insertion performed by residents trained in the simulation laboratory. She is currently investigating decay in procedural skills.