Jeffrey Marc Taekman

Jeffrey Marc Taekman
Professor of Anesthesiology
Campus mail: 8 Searle Center Drive, 5015 Trent Semans Center, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3661

I direct the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center.  The HSPSC framework, with clinicians and educators working side-by-side with human factors engineers, has been cited as a model for improving healthcare safety and quality.

My research focuses on the use of technology (primarily simulation) to improve learning and processes within healthcare systems.  Particular areas of interest of mine include learning technologies,  informatics,  learning analytics, mobile computing, and immersive education. My funded projects include our pioneering work using simulation to improve the safety and quality of clinical trials, studying the science of achievement, and developing various interactive learning technologies (serious games and simulations) focused on national patient safety issues.

Education and Training

  • Wake Forest University, M.D. 1991
  • Pennsylvania State University, Intern/Resident, Anesthesia
  • Pennsylvania State University, Fellow and Clinical Instructor, Neuroanesthesia
  • Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia