Henry Curtis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Henry Curtis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Emergency medicine doctor

Bio:   Henry A. Curtis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM is an instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is fellowship trained in simulation education and has developed expertise in film education, disaster medicine, virtual reality and the medical humanities.

His work in innovative simulation education includes emergency medicine resident and medical student immersive simulation, faculty development, the creation of serious games, playback theater for medical education, directing enhanced disaster medicine education performances and developing national simulation courses.

His lifelong learning has led him to pursue a master of fine arts degree in Directing. He integrates this knowledge into his medical educational offerings and has directed industrial films to provoke challenging discussions as well as to provide clinical education. He has connected this passion with a desire to improve medical education through work in the medical humanities and teaches both EMED 205 and EMED 228. He is now exploring the best means of delivering compelling virtual reality based medical education.

By employing his background in simulation education, film and virtual reality directing, he strives to stimulate sensitivity, develop clinical empathy, uncover insights into the patient-physician relationship, reduce suffering and search for meaning in what the EM faculty, residents and staff do every day.

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2011)
  • Medical Education: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2006) LA
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2007) NY
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2010) NY
  • Fellowship: Royal North Shore Hospital (2012) Australia

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation for instruction of Early Management of Severe Trauma course, Royal Australian Navy Medical School (09-01-11)
  • Disaster Medicine Section Chair's Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (10-29-14)
  • Disaster Medicine Section Service to College Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (10-01-15)
  • Mitchell Goldman Service Award, American Academy of Emergency Medicine (3-17-17)

Administrative Appointments

  • Course Director, Emergency Medicine Maintenance of Certification simulation course (2014 - 2015)
  • Course Director, Stanford University-Envision Wilderness Medicine simulation program (2015 - 2016)
  • Course Director, Stanford Spectrum Community Engagement Community First Responder Training for Medical Emergencies (2016 - 2016)
  • Director of Medical Humanities section, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (2018 - 2018)
  • Disaster Medicine Section Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians (2017 - 2018)
  • Disaster Medicine Section Chair-Elect, American College of Emergency Physicians (2015 - 2017)
  • InnovatED Simulation Program Director, Disaster Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians (2014 - 2016)