Goodman Surgical Education Center


The Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford provides education to residents, fellows, practicing physicians, medical students and allied health professionals.

The Goodman Simulation Center is a Level 1 American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institute.  The center is aptly supported by:

The Founder:
Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS –Emile Holman Professor, Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at Stanford Children's Health, and Professor, by courtesy, of Cardiothoracic Surgery and of Bioengerneeing 


The Director:
James N. Lau, MD, FACS - Director of Stanford Education Institute/Goodman Surgical Education Center, Director of the Core Clerkship in Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of the Stanford Surgery Residency


The Institute Director of Programs:
Dana Lin, MD - Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Stanford.  Director of programs, Stanford Education Institute/Goodman Surgical Education Center


The Goodman Center Research Scholar:

Sylvia Bereknyei-Merrell


The 2017-2018 Surgical Education Fellows

  • Brittany Hasty, MD
  • Edmund Lee, MD

The Operations Manager:
Kristen Kayser –Operations Manager, Goodman Surgical Education Center/ Administrator, Stanford Educational Instutite


The Administrative Associate:

Hailee Kuhl- Assistant Operations Manager, Goodman Surgical Education Center

James N. Lau, MD, FACS, Goodman Center Director

Edmund Lee, MD

Kristen Kayser,

Operations Manager

Hailee Kuhl, Assistant Operations Manager

Dana Lin, MD

Director of Programs

Brittany Hasty, MD

Sylvia Bereknyei-Merrell, Goodman Research Scholar