John Yosaitis, MD, is medical director of MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), the education and technology group developing learning solutions for associates at MedStar Health. He brings more than 25 years of clinical and leadership experience to this role, in which he directs the interdisciplinary team responsible for creating learning that elevates associate performance and advances patient care at MedStar.
A former biomedical engineer, Dr. Yosaitis began his medical career at National Institutes of Health as a clinical anesthesiologist and researcher. Since 2000, Dr. Yosaitis has served MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown School of Medicine as both a pediatric and adult transplant anesthesiologist and an educator. While serving as clinical director of the anesthesiology department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Yosaitis launched the bloodless surgery program, pioneering multiple clinical techniques to minimize blood loss and leading efforts to embrace such approaches across the surgical community.
In conjunction with his role at MedStar SiTEL, Dr. Yosaitis currently leads Georgetown University School of Medicine’s preclinical simulation initiative, designed to reinforce students’ understanding of basic clinical sciences concepts and diagnostic skills through simulation-based education. A dynamic and passionate professor, he has been honored for his teaching at Georgetown University School of Medicine three times.
Dr. Yosaitis received his medical degree from Rutgers University. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at George Washington University and his fellowship in transplant anesthesia
at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a member of several distinguished professional associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Why did you choose the U-M MHPE Program?
Several of my colleagues on the east coast attended this program and I observed how their educational efforts improved.
What do you want to get out of the U-M MHPE Program?
To make the transition from physician to educator