People

Our team

Director
Mojca Remskar Konia, MD, PhD, MACM
Residency Program Director
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Anesthesiology
konia012@umn.edu

Curriculum Assessment Specialist
Amy O'Neil, MD, MPH
oneil.amy.m@gmail.com

Surgical Simulation Fellow
Zia Rasool, MD
rasoo008@umn.edu

Administrator
Nick Newman
nanewman@umn.edu
612-624-7467

Senior Simulation Specialist
Jonathan Chaika
chaik004@umn.edu

Simulation Specialist
Eugene Floersch
floer008@umn.edu

Student Simulation Specialist
Zuzanna Pasek
pasek013@umn.edu

Student Simulation Specialist
Ana Brakke
brakk052@umn.edu

 

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a multidisciplinary group driven by an interest in simulation and curriculum development. It is comprised of deans, clinical chairs, senior hospital administration, a senior external industry advisor, the SimPORTAL Director and directors of the key collaborating centers that comprise the program. 

Primary role

  • Make broad strategic direction for SimPORTAL.
  • Provide financial oversight and approval of funding mechanisms.
  • Provide oversight of development and external relation endeavors.
  • Provide strategic programmatic direction.
  • Approve key SimPORTAL personnel (Directors) and committees.
  • Provide leadership to SimPORTAL to help gain a regional, national and international reputation.

Members

Mark Rosenberg – Chair 
Mojca Konia– Co-Chair 
David Rothenberger - Surgery 
Bevan Yeuh - Otolaryngology 
Stephen Haines - Neurosurgery 
Badri Konety - Urology 
Debra Powell – Dean Emeritus 
Denis Clohisy - Orthopedics 
Wes Miller – Internal Medicine 
Joseph Clinton – Emergency Medicine 
Linda Carson – Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Joseph Neglia - Pediatrics 
Michael Wall - Anesthesiology 
Kathy Watson – UME 
John Andrews - GME 
Mia Mullens - CME 
Peter Mitsch - CFO 
Carolyn Wilson - Fairview 
Bobbi Daniels - UMP 
Connie Delaney - Nursing 

Clinical Directors

Clinical Directors

The Clinical Directors represent leaders from various departments that have a primary focus on a simulation specialty. The primary role of the Clinical Directors is to:

  • Participate in the CAC meeting(s)
  • Review new grant proposals for programs requesting SimPORTAL support
  • Work with triad to review new grant proposals within respective domains (curriculum/assessment, clinical faculty, operations)
  • Assist faculty with design and enhancements to curricula
  • Ensure integrity and integration across the courses, when applicable
  • Reports to SimPORTAL Director

Members

Mojca Konia - Chair
Dan Schnobrich - Internal Medicine
Andrew Olson - Internal Medicine
James Harmon - Surgery
Mojca Konia- Anesthesiology
Danielle Hart - Emergency Medicine
Amy O’Neil- Emergency Medicine
Kari Roberts - Neonatology/Pediatrics
Melissa Brunsvold - Surgery