The Center for Medical Simulation is pleased to announce that Lon Setnik, MD, will join CMS as the Associate Director of Clinical Programs. Lon will work closely with Roxane Gardner, MD, MSHPEd, DSc, Senior Director of Clinical Programs, as well as Lia Tron, MD, MPH, Director of Anesthesia Programs, Toni Beth Walzer, MD, Director of Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management, and our simulation operations team to continue to teach, develop, and advance CMS’ clinical simulation courses.
Lon will also we supporting CMS’s simulation leader development efforts working with Grace Ng, RN, PhD, Senior Director of Faculty Development and with Chris Roussin, PhD, Senior Director of Education Leadership and International Programs, in his work with affiliates and consulting.
Lon began his journey with CMS as a learner in our Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing course. Following this, he joined CMS as a fellow as part of our Visiting Scholars and Fellows program. He has also simultaneously worked towards a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from MGH-IHP, which he will complete in September 2022.
Lon’s clinical duties include attending in the Emergency Department in Concord Hospital, a regional referral center and level 2 Trauma center, as well as Critical Access Hospitals in rural New Hampshire. He has worked in simulation since 2013, most recently as the Medical Director of the Forrest D. McKerley Simulation and Education Center. He has led simulation programs with the NH Army National Guard, Paramedics, Family Medicine Residents, and hospital based teams including Obstetric, Trauma, Pediatric and Adult Code Blue, and Stroke. As Past President of the Medical Staff he has contributed to a culture of safety, transparency and inclusiveness in organizational leadership.