Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
Louis P. Halamek, M.D., is a Professor in the Medical Center Professoriate in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Center for Aviation Safety Research and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Aviation in the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at St. Louis University. He is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine and completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Stanford University. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatric Medicine and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has a clinical appointment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where he works in the level IV neonatal intensive care unit.Through his activities with the annual Safety Across High Consequences Industries Conference sponsored by St. Louis University and ongoing collaboration with colleagues at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Halamek has learned the benefits of a cross-industries approach to risk assessment, safety and effectiveness. His current work centers on the development of hospital operations centers linked with sophisticated simulation capabilities, optimization of human performance during high risk activities such as resuscitation, analysis of human and system error, and human factors and ergonomics in healthcare. In 2002 Dr. Halamek founded the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE, http://www.cape.lpch.org), the world's first such center dedicated to fetal, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric simulation, located at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on the campus of Stanford University. He is currently a Special Consultant in Simulation- and Virtual Reality-based Learning to the U.S. Neonatal Resuscitation Program.