Paul Barach, MD, MPH, is a double boarded anesthesiologist and critical care physician-scientist, Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is Lecturer and senior advisor to Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health. He trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Paul is an elected member of the lead honorary society the Association of University Anesthesiologists.

He is a formally trained health services and human factors researcher, with advanced post graduate training in advanced medical education and assessment methods from the Harvard Medical School Josiah Macy Program and lean techniques at Intermountain Healthcare. He has had additional training in epidemiology and statistics including both methodological as well as applied HTA research. Prior to that he spent 5 years in the military and was involved in team training, human factors investigations, and disaster team training and simulation work. His work has led to over $14,000,000 in federal competitive grant funding from the US NIH/AHRQ, EC FP-7, Australian NHMRC, UK NIHR and Norwegian Federal Agencies. He is founder and former head of the Miami Center for Simulation, former head of the NSW School of Risk and Safety Sciences, and served as Editor of the British Medical Journal Safety and Quality. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and 5 books, and his work has been cited more than 11000 times. (H=53).