MCG Education Simulation is made up of a dedicated group of MCG faculty and staff, who serve as the primary support for simulation events across the continuum of medical education and practice.

Educational Simulation Team

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Matthew Tews, DO, MS, CHSE, FACEP

  • Assoc. Dean, Educational Simulation
  • Director, MCG Simulation Program
  • Professor, Emergency Medicine
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LaShon Sturgis, MD, PhD

  • Director, MCG Clinical Skills Program
  • Assistant Dean for Student Advising
  • Asst. Professor, Physiology
  • Asst. Professor, Emergency Medicine
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Edward Agabin, MD, FAAFP

  • Director, Standardized Patient Program
  • Asst. Professor, Hospital Medicine
  • Asst. Professor, Family Medicine
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A.J. Kleinheksel, PhD, CHSE

  • Director, Research & Evaluation
  • Educational Researcher
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Nicole Rockich Winston, MS, PharmD, EdD

  • Assistant Director of Pre-Clerkship Simulation
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
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Vikas Kumar, MD, CHSE

  • Assistant Director of Clerkship Simulation
  • Medical Simulation Program
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesia
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Christopher Ellington, MD, MSPH

  • Assistant Director of UME/GME Simulation Integration
  • Medical Simulation Program
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Aimee Baer Ellington, MD

  • Clinical Skills Faculty
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
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Mallory Cunningham RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN

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Morri Kernaghan

  • Standardized Patient
  • Program Coordinator
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Melissa Harper, PA

  • Clinical Skills Educator
  • Emergency Medicine
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Brenda McCray, MHA

  • Educational Simulation
  • Office Specialist

Educational Simulation Departmental Members

photo of Cara Jones, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN

Cara Jones, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN

  • Director of Simulation
  • Department, Emergency Medicine
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Bao-Ling Adam, PhD

  • Virtual Education & Surgical Simulation Laboratory (VESSL) Coordinator
  • Department, Surgery