Simulation Fellowship Director
Andrew Musits MD, MS Assistant Professor
Dr. Musits is the Director of the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center. He serves as core faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program and is the Director of the Medical Simulation Fellowship. Dr. Musits completed residency and served as chief resident at Albany Medical Center. He holds a Master of Science in Medical Education from The University of Pittsburgh where he completed a two-year Fellowship in Medical Education and Simulation with the Department of Emergency Medicine in conjunction with The Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER). Dr. Musits’ passion is improving patient care and patient safety through innovative and engaging education for clinicians at all levels.
Linda Brown MD, MSSC Professor
Dr. Brown is the associate director of the Medical Simulation Center. She serves as the Vice Chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Colby College and a medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
During her fellowship, Dr. Brown also received a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include improving medical education through high-fidelity simulation, and the use of simulation to educate pre-hospital providers and community practitioners.
Leo Kobayashi, MD Professor
Dr. Kobayashi is director of research and innovation for the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital in 2002 and has acquired significant experience in medical simulation from academic, research and teaching duties at the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center.
Dr. Kobayashi is a professor and active educator in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and its postgraduate training program in emergency medicine. His research focuses on advancing the concepts of portable simulation for acute care systems probing for patient safety, in situ device use-testing and multi-patient simulation for emergency care. Dr. Kobayashi is past chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Interest Group, inaugural panel member of the SAEM Simulation Academy and a reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's journal Simulation in Healthcare.
Robyn Wing, MD, MPH Assistant Professor
Dr. Wing is director of pediatric simulation at the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center and assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Providence College and a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Wing completed a pediatric residency and served as chief resident at the University of Massachusetts Children’s Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. During her fellowship, she also received a master of public health from the Brown University School of Public Health.
Dr. Wing is currently an attending physician in the pediatric emergency department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Her current research interests include simulation-based airway skills training and competency assessment, teamwork training, and the use of simulation in medical education in developing countries.
David Lindquist, MD Associate Professor
Dr. Lindquist is a lead teamwork training instructor for the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center. He received a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Amherst College in 1990, his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1999, and completed his emergency medicine residency at Rhode Island Hospital in 2003. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an attending emergency physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.
Dr. Lindquist's areas of interest include teamwork training, patient safety and simulator-based medical education.
Gianna Petrone, DO Assistant Professor
Dr. Petrone is the Director of Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Manhattan College and Medical Degree from The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford Maine. Dr. Petrone completed her emergency medicine residency and served as chief resident at Kent Hospital in Warwick RI. She recently completed a one year medical simulation fellowship with Brown Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Petrone is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an attending physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Her current interests include curriculum development, simulation-based airway management and emergency procedural skills training in the bariatric population.
Frank Overly, MD Assistant Professor
Dr. Overly is involved with medical simulation on many levels, as an educator, researcher and administrator. He is the Medical Director and an attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. His interest in the world of simulation stems from an engineering background, interest in medical education, and desire to improve care provided to acutely ill and injured pediatric patients. Dr. Overly has significant experience leveraging simulation technology in a variety of research studies assessing providers’ skills ranging from airway skills, communication skills and resuscitation skills. He has also been involved in multiple projects assessing team and systems issues using simulation, multiple internally funded simulation research projects, and collaborates with research networks on several multicenter simulation projects. Dr. Overly’s interests and experience continue to motivate him to use simulation, where appropriate, to improve educational programs, provider performance and assess medical teams and systems.
Keegan McNally, MD SIM Fellow
Dr. McNally earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. McNally completed his emergency medicine residency in 2021 and served as chief resident at the University of Central Florida at Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Dr. McNally is currently completing a two-year fellowship in Medical Simulation at the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center with Brown Emergency medicine. Dr. McNally is also completing a Master’s in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School during his two-year fellowship. His general interests include EMS simulation as well as medical student/resident simulation and education.