John O’Donnell


John has 20+ years of experience in simulation education and teaches simulation around the world. He is a CRNA and received his DrPH from Pitt’s School of Public Health. John is the Department Chair and Director of the nationally recognized Nurse Anesthesia Program at Pitt. He sits on the PA State Board of Nursing, the National Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and is Treasurer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. John is the Associate Director and Director of Research for the Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER), a world-renowned simulation center. He is also a retired US Army Nurse Corps Officer.