David Kessler, MD, MSc


Dr. Kessler is the Vice Chair of Innovation & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University where he oversees virtual health and helps implement innovative solutions to complex system issues.

He is a graduate of Princeton University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he completed his pediatric residency on the global health track. Dr. Kessler completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and Emergency Ultrasound training at Bellevue Hospital and his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at New York University.

As an Associate Medical Director for the Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center, Dr. Kessler helps other departments start new safety-driven simulation programs.

As a founder and co-director for INSPIRE, (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education), Dr. Kessler has helped to grow a community of practice dedicated to collaboration and mentorship among investigators committed to scholarship in simulation