Multidisciplinary Surgical Simulation Lab


The Multi-Disciplinary Surgical Simulation Lab is housed on the tenth floor of McMillan Hospital on the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) campus. This facility provides a state-of-the-art simulation platform for hands-on education of surgical trainees in the departments of otolaryngology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. The lab features the latest equipment and audiovisual resources to enhance the surgical training of medical students, residents, fellows and trained practitioners in the interrelated fields. Fourteen independent workstations are independently ventilated and drained to control environmental impacts.  Surgical microscopes, endoscopes, drills and suction/irrigation are used with a variety of instruments to interface with cadaveric and fabricated models to allow students the opportunity to learn and practice relevant anatomy and procedures in a risk-free environment. Integrated high definition cameras provide still image and video recordings of surgical and endoscopic procedures for both real-time and archival review.  A touch screen router provides audiovisual integration of the various stations, maximizing the exposure of participants to varied surgical experiences and conditions.

For more information, or to schedule use of the facility, please contact the lab director:

Brian Faddis
Dept. Otolaryngology
Campus Box 8115
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Phone: (314) 747-3665