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Amanda R. Burden, MD, FASA

Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education
Professor of Anesthesiology

Dr. Burden has served as Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University since the inception of the school and at Cooper University Healthcare since 2006. She has served as Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development since 2017 and is Professor of Anesthesiology. An active member of the medical education research community, her research and publications address the use of simulation to explore a range of physician education, and patient safety issues, particularly involving critical thinking and decision-making during crises. She is dually board certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology and is a recipient of an Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Safety Scientist Career Development Award as well as funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She has been an invited speaker at national and international anesthesiology, surgery, and simulation meetings as well as at the United States Department of Education and the White House Office of Science and Technology to discuss the use of simulation education to improve patient safety.

Working with a diverse team and with support from Dean Reboli and Senior Associate Dean Mitchell-Williams, she prioritizes faculty and team development and engagement in building a nationally recognized multidisciplinary interprofessional simulation program. Dr. Burden serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation-Based Education Editorial Board and as an Associate Editor of the ASA Editorial Board for Interactive Computer-Based Education and is the President of the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists.