Heimberg, Ellen MD

Attending Physician Pediatric Intensive Care Unit University Children's Hospital Tuebingen, Germany Course Instructor Pediatric Simulation-based Team Training Consultant SimHealth Group

Ellen Heimberg, MD, is an attending physician and consultant in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She has extensive experience in system testing in facilities throughout Europe.

Dr. Heimberg has been involved in simulation-based education since 2009; her areas interests are team training, faculty development, debriefing techniques, curriculum design and simulation as a tool for system testing. She has extensive experience in implementing system change and interprofessional in-situ team simulation in hospitals throughout Germany. She has lead multi-day in-situ simulation based team training courses in over 25 children’s hospitals in German speaking countries. Her current research projects involve team performance assessment using simulation. 

Dr. Heimberg Chairs PAEDSIM e.V., an association for simulation in German speaking countries, where she has high hopes of promoting simulation and demonstrating the direct impact of simulation-based training on patient safety. She is the current Meeting Chair for IPSSW 2014 in Vienna, Austria.