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Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH, RDMS

Dr. Dimitrios Papanagnou is a member of the Faculty at the Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning (IMSAL). He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who also holds academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn. His responsibilities at IMSAL include course development, instruction and facilitation. He teaches the Basic and Advanced Airway Skills Course, the Cardiac Code Team Course, and the Central Line Placement Skills Course.

Dr. Papanagnou graduated from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. As a recipient of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Scholarship, he received a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in Effectiveness and Outcomes Research. He went on to complete his residency in emergency medicine at the NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center.

After his residency, Dr. Papanagnou completed a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasonography at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital, where he met the requirements to become a registered diagnostic medical sonographer. His interests in ultrasound include echocardiography and pulmonary imaging. Most recently, he was awarded a Siemens-sponsored Emergency Medicine Foundation Grant for the investigation of undifferentiated dyspnea in emergency department patients. He has traveled to India, Brazil and Romania to teach physicians point-of-care, bedside ultrasonography.

In 2010, Dr. Papanagnou was appointed Director of Medical Simulation at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he supports and develops educational simulation programs for the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health-Related Professions, as well as for the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Graduate Medical Education. His simulation interests include multidisciplinary team-based learning, curriculum development, and simulation-assisted ultrasound education.

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