Henry Curtis, MD

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 followed his interests in film education and the medical humanities.

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

His lifelong learning now entails pursing 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. This has lead to the conception of a powerful learning technique called Playback Theater.

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)
  • Fellowship: Royal North Shore Hospital (2012) Australia
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2010) NY
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2007) NY
  • Medical Education: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2006) LA

Honors & Awards

  • Section of Disaster Medicine 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)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for instruction of Early Management of Severe Trauma course, Royal Australian Navy Medical School (09-01-11)

Administrative Appointments

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