Matthew Weinger, M.D., is professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at Vanderbilt University. Weinger directs the Vanderbilt Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety, and has served as a physician at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. He has been teaching and conducting research in patient safety, human factors engineering and clinical decision making for more than three decades. Weinger is also the Norman Ty Smith Professor of Patient Safety and Medical Simulation. Smith was a pioneer in medical simulation, computer modeling and medical instrumentation and was Weinger’s mentor early in his career. In 2012, Weinger was elected a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in recognition of his achievements. He has received nearly $7 million in direct research support from federal agencies and major non-profit foundations, and he has authored more than 150 publications.