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Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre

Dr. Doug Campbell, medical director

Doug CampbellDr. Campbell graduated in medicine from the University of Calgary in 1997, and completed his residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 2001. In 2003, he completed a neonatal fellowship at the University of Toronto.

He joined St. Michael's Hospital in 2003 where he is currently the director of the neonatal intensive care unit and deputy chief pediatrics. He is also an assistant professor, department of pediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Campbell received simulation training at Stanford University and is a simulation lead, at the University of Toronto’s division of neonatal-perinatal medicine. He is a member of the Canadian Pediatric Society National Resuscitation Program executive committee and research committee.

In 2012, Dr. Campbell was awarded the Marvin Gerstein Award chosen by the pediatric residents of the University of Toronto for outstanding teaching.


Nazanin Khodadoust, program manager

Nazanin KhodadoustNazanin Khodadoust is a registered nurse with more than 14 years of professional work experience as a leader, manager/administrator, educator, and health care provider in variety of settings such as hospitals, simulation centres and academic institutes.

Prior to joining the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre (AWFSC), she held the position of clinical nurse educator for the Heart and Vascular Program. Khodadoust has extensive experience in development, implementation and management of simulation programs, and was previously the manager of the Simulation Centre at Harvard Medical School Dubai Centre. She holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Management, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Postgraduate Certificates in Simulation Education.

Khodadoust is responsible for providing comprehensive strategic and operational oversight in support of the programs provided at AWFSC, and manages all aspects of operational, financial and personnel activities.


Roger Chow, simulation coordinator

Roger ChowRoger Chow started his health care career in 1979 as a volunteer at the Burn and Corrective Surgery Unit of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He continued on to become a registered respiratory therapist and joined the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre (AWFSC) in 2000. He has received simulation instructor training at Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation, and is an instructor with Sim-One, the Ontario Simulation Network.

Chow has stayed active in the simulation community by presenting posters at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, participating annually in the ‘Mass Casualty’ exercises at Centennial College, and presenting webinars such as ‘Realism in Simulation’ hosted by Education Management Solutions in 2013.

As the simulation coordinator, Chow meets with educators to design, organize, and support the execution of educational sessions and research activities utilizing simulation technology both in-house and in-situ. He supervises and supports the activities at the centre to ensure all equipment is functioning properly and all users are provided with highest quality of simulation education.


Kari White, simulation coordinator and respiratory therapist

Kari WhiteKari White has worked with the Simulation Centre since 2011. Her current responsibilities as the simulation educator include providing assistance with developing and integrating simulation education into curriculum, creating simulation education programs based on needs, and ensuring quality within these programs. Her passion for the benefits of simulation training translating to improved patient care is reflected in her commitment to optimizing simulation education opportunities for all disciplines. White continues to advance simulation education by facilitating and participating in faculty development and IPE training courses. She continues to practice clinically as a respiratory therapist at St. Michael’s Hospital since 1997. White spends her time outside of work balanced between completing her BHA (with the end goal of an MEd) and running around after her two little boys, swimming, and traveling – all with a smile on her face!


Ashley Rosen, simulation specialist

Ashley RosenAshley Rosen brings a wealth of experience in student affairs and experiential education to the Simulation Centre, having worked in a variety of college, university and hospital settings over the past seven years. She is passionate about adult education, and is currently working on her Master of Education at the University of Toronto. In 2013, Rosen was the recipient of the Student Experience Award at St. Michael's Hospital.

In the role of simulation specialist, Rosen supports the centre through setting up unique learning environments tailored to each user, operating and maintaining simulation equipment and technology, acting as a confederate in a variety of roles to ensure high fidelity, and supporting the day-to-day operations of the centre. Her favourite part of the role is running interactive sessions for high-school students exploring careers in the health care field.


Sue Zelko, simulation specialist

Sue ZelkoSue Zelko has been a member of the St. Michael's team for nine years, working in the Cardiovascular Department prior to starting her position as simulation specialist in Aug. 2013. She studied Interior Design and had a career working with people with disabilities with organizations such as the March of Dimes.

Her responsibilities include setting up the learning environment for students and instructors prior to their arrival, operating the software for simulated scenarios and maintaining equipment to ensure all participants have a safe and enriched learning experience.

Zelko is a valued member of the front-line team. She brings with her enthusiasm and a passion for excellence.


Kimberley Krause, administrative secretary

Kimberley Krause is the newest member of our simulation team. Her duties include overseeing scheduling for the centre, administration of all courses and providing overall general administrative support to the team. She co-ordinates the day to day clerical activities within the department to ensure a smooth functioning of the program.

Krause has provided administrative, executive and financial support to several non-profit and health care based associations. She was the administrative coordinator/executive assistant for the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists and most recently, the department secretary for the Trauma Program office at St. Michael’s Hospital prior to joining the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre.


The simulation team welcomes new ideas and opportunities. If you are interested in exploring the use of simulation as part of an educational program or a research project, we invite you to request a meeting with one of our simulation team specialists via