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Our Team

Mark Aeder, M.D., F.A.C.S

Mark Aeder, M.D., F.A.C.S, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and has been the Medical Director since July 2010. Dr. Aeder, a specialist in Transplant and General Surgery, has extensive experience in professional education and the implementation of patient safety and quality health care initiatives. He is the Director of Surgical Quality for University Hospitals Case Medical Center. His research interests include the development of validated simulation models for inter-professional healthcare education and the use of advanced simulation techniques to accelerate and standardize the learner educational process across all professions.

Andrea Bryner, B.A.

Andrea Bryner, B.A., joined the MSSSC in 2011 as the Administrative Director. Andrea serves as the key contact and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations. Her previous work experience focused primarily on education and training of healthcare personnel in patient safety, communication and medical imaging. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland Community College in the division of Science and Health Technologies for 15 years. With a degree in Allied Health Management and over 18 years of experience in healthcare, Andrea offers a diverse set of skills that contributes to achieving our mission to advance healthcare education by delivering efficient and effective simulation experiences for our learners.

Andrew Gross, B.A.

Andrew Gross, B.A., is the Medical Simulation Manager at the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center (MSSSC) and serves as the primary resource for our simulation technology. Since 2006, Drew has been responsible for maintaining the high fidelity manikins, surgical simulators, task trainers and the video-on-demand (VOD) audiovisual recording system. His extensive experience assists clients with designing just about any simulation possible. Drew's simulation experience with several critical care airlift medical teams combines his love of simulation with his enthusiasm for aviation.

Jamie Janos, B.S.

Jamie Janos, B.S., has been a Simulation Specialist at MSSSC since 2010. He earned a B.S. in biology with a concentration in exercise physiology. He is a commercial photographer, allowing him to combine his medical, technical and creative skills. Jamie strives to create the highest level of realism in simulation.

Howard Gregory, M.S.

Howard Gregory M.S. holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Science in Knowledge Management via the Kent State University IAKM program. He has worked with standardized patients for over 13 years and was happy to join the MSSSC team in 2011 as a Standardized Patient Trainer/Coordinator. A case study on social network learning and international collaboration in virtual worlds he co-authored was published in Teaching Arts & Science With the New Social Media, edited by Dr Charles Wankel (March, 2011). His goal is to continue his education with a focus on how to best integrate technology and education.

Renae Brown, B.A.

Renae Brown, B.A., joined the MSSSC staff in March 2016 as the Standardized Patient Trainer/Coordinator. She serves as the contact for individuals looking to join the standardized patient team. Currently pursuing an M.S. in nutrition at CWRU, her goal is to integrate knowledge of clinical interactions with well-rounded training of standardized patients.