Bin Zheng, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, 162 Heritage Medical Research Centre, Edmonton, Canada

Differing to most medical researches focusing on patients and their health problems, Dr. Bin Zheng put physicians under the spotlight. Explicitly, Dr. Zheng studies performance and cognition of physicians and surgeons during operation, especially under stressful environments (i.e., operating room and emergency room) and designs the system to support our physicians.

Dr. Zheng obtained his MD degree from China and practiced as a surgeon in General & Paediatric Surgery for 8 years before he immigrated to Canada in 1999. He obtained his PhD degree from Simon Fraser University in 2005. Currently, Dr. Zheng is an Associate Professor in Surgery and holds the Endowed Research Chair in Surgical Simulation position in the Department of Surgery of the University of Alberta in Canada.

He collaborates with physicians, surgeons, engineers, clinical educators, and psychologists to develop simulators and evaluation educational outcome of simulation-based programs. His long-term goal is to promote the use of simulation in health for improving care quality and patient safety.