Tiffany Moadel, MD

President-Elect Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell


My name is Tiffany Moadel and It would be my privilege to serve you as President Elect of the Simulation Academy. I’m currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and serve as the Healthcare Simulation Fellowship Director within the Emergency Medicine Service Line at Northwell Health and the Director for Simulation at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health.

Prior to my current position, I completed a Medical Simulation Fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine and continued for two years as the Director for Medical Student Simulation at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Center for Medical Simulation. In 2018, I was the recipient of the SAEM Simulation Academy’s Young Educator Award.

I am currently serving my second term as Treasurer of the Simulation Academy. I am also a member of the Faculty Development, Education and Research Subcommittees. I was the lead for the Simulation Academy Research Consultation Service from 2021-2023. Also, as the President of the CORD Simulation Community of Practice in 2021, I worked to develop the Simulation Consult Service as a joint initiative between the Simulation Academy and CORD.

In my current role, I’ve worked with the academy to ensure funding for valued member benefits, including scholarships for ARMED and ARMED MedEd, resident/fellow travel awards to the SAEM annual meeting, on-site food and drink at the meeting as well as a networking mixer, and funding for Sim Wars at SAEM. I have also worked with academy leadership to promote new open forum executive committee meetings for all members.

I look forward to the opportunity of serving you as President Elect of the Simulation Academy. My goals are to: (1) promote faculty development, academic promotion and the individual growth of our members; (2) support collaboration of members within the academy as well as with other major simulation-related organizations; and (3) continue to promote the need for experts in simulation within the house of medicine.

(1) Faculty Development: My top goal is to ensure that the Simulation Academy provides a wealth of resources to support faculty development and to help members at various stages in their careers advance towards promotion. I would like to develop a faculty development toolkit, to help guide individuals at various stages in their career on the path towards academic success and promotion. I would like to create a virtual grand rounds series, where our members can showcase their areas of expertise within a broad range of topics in simulation. I propose developing a guide to assist more senior members on writing strong letters of support for junior faculty applying for promotion and I would like the Simulation Academy to become a resource to help junior faculty identify letter writers.

(2) Collaboration: By creating a virtual directory, identifying members by their topics of interest and expertise, I would love to connect our members to allow the opportunity for discussion and collaboration. I hope to create communities of practice to connect individuals with shared interests (e.g. AR/VR, task training, UGME, late-career, etc.). I would also like to continue the work of our predecessors by promoting collaboration with other EM-based simulation organizations, such as CORD, ACEP, AAEM and SSH. I plan to continue in-person gatherings for Simulation Academy members and our collaborators at the major simulation and EM meetings.

(3) Promotion of the need for simulation expertise in medicine: As a body representing members with expertise in simulation and academic medicine, we will continue to promote the value of our work, its importance across the house of medicine and a method for learning across the spectrum of UGME, GME and CME. This will be accomplished through a social media campaign promoting the work of our members and through communication with other physician groups, governing and licensing bodies.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I look forward to the privilege and honor of serving you as President Elect.