Goodman Surgical Education Center

Contact Us


Stanford Healthcare
300 Pasteur Drive, Third Floor, H3552
Stanford CA 94305
Phone: (650) 736-8735

Contact Information

Operations Manager: Kristen Kayser

Administrative Associate:  Hailee Kuhl


Tours are available to school and community groups on Fridays, depending on the Goodman staff and faculty availability. Please see our calendar for availability.  Tours must be reserved 6 weeks in advance. We request that tours are limited to 15-20 students.  Tours are limited to one per month.  

Tours are led by our educational fellows, who are general surgery residents between their 2nd  and 3rd  or 3rd and 4th year of clinical rotations.  Our fellows will talk briefly about the educational path to medical school and residency with a focus on general surgery and its subspecialty programs.  The students will also have an opportunity to practice laparoscopic surgical techniques in the simulation suite. 

Tours can start at either 3PM or 4PM and typically last 1 hour in duration. 

Please contact Kristen Kayser or Hailee Kuhl for scheduling and availability.

Please include

1st and 2nd Choice of dates and times
Number of people
Please include any specific topics you would be interested in having covered.  


Walking Directions from the Main Hospital Entrance: 

From the front of the main hospital entrance (fountain side). Turn left at the information desk and follow the main corridor past the gift shop and cafeteria. At the atrium (there are stairs and elevators leading down to the atrium or up to the Second and Third floors). Go to the Third floor (via stairs or elevator). Continue in the same direction you were going (turn left) and follow the signs to the “Vascular Center” and “Surgical Simulation”. At the overhead sign for the Vascular Center, there will be a small elevator and a flight of stairs. Proceed up the stairs, (if you need to take the elevator, there is a call button located at the elevator- this elevator is for patient transport ONLY and during business hours M-F). The Vascular Center will be on your left and the door to the Surgical Simulator will be on your right (there is a sign stating “Surgical Simulation”). Go through the door and the Goodman Simulation Center will be on your right, room H3552.

Directions for Delivering Equipment, Catering or unable to walk up stairs:
From the front of the main hospital (fountain side), take Corridor One (by the gift shop) to the East Corridor (GI Lab, etc). Turn left towards the cafeteria and continue past the Emergency Department, Radiology Department and Transfusion Services. At the end of the corridor turn left and there will be an elevator on your right. Take the elevator to the Third Floor. Turn left out of the elevator and go past the anesthesia offices. At the 2nd corridor (there will be a sign that says “Surgical Simulation” before the restrooms), turn left. Go to the end of the hallway (before the stairs and small elevator). Turn left through the closed door before the elevator. The Goodman Simulation Center will be on your right, room H3552.

The Goodman Simulation Center Phone main number is: (650) 736 - 8735


2017 Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2017

Goodman Surgical Education Center 


Simulation Room for Technical Training and Workshops


  • $100 Set Up Fee
  • $250 Per Hour (2 hour Minimum)
  • Use of Simulation Suite (conference area not reserved unless specified and available)
  • $100 Per Hour Personnel Fee if instructors and staff are required to teach
  • TBD Consumable Materials (Cost Depends on Course)




  • $100 Set Up Fee
  • $400 Per Hour (2 hour Minimum)
  • Use of either Simulation Suite and Conference Area. 
  • $100 Per Hour Personnel Fee if instructors and staff are required to teach



Limited to high school or college groups, Stanford Hospital, and LPCH community programs

• No Charge (1st or  3rd Fridays, limited to once a month) 


Description of Services

Stanford University Personnel/Department 

  • Departments and student programs within the School of Medicine and Stanford University

Non-Stanford University Organizations Include:

  • Industry Representative Meeting with Stanford Faculty to showcase products

Charges apply for use of the Goodman Center

  • Industry Representatives utilizing Goodman for product trial and/or advancement with or without Stanford Faculty involvement
  • Charges apply for use of the Goodman Center
  • High School, College, or Medical School programs touring Goodman Facility 



  • Available to Stanford Student Medical Programs and Outside Student Medical Programs
  • Minimum 2 hours (limited to 4 total hours if running multiple student groups). 
  • Limited to 15-20 attendees (per workshop if running multiple workshops)
  •  Discussion on path to surgery, FLS Skills, and suturing skills session. 



1 hour

  • Limited to 1 tour of 15-20 students per group.
  • Discussion on path to surgery and FLS Skills in Simulation Room.  


Operation Manager Contact: 

Kristen Kayser

Phone: 650-736-8735


Office Location: H3658 (located down the main hallway from the GSEC)