Tulane University to Open $3 Million Medical Simulation and Training Center

January 21, 2009

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789




Tulane University School of Medicine will open the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training, a $3 million facility dedicated to improving patient safety and preventing medical errors through comprehensive training for health care providers. The 14,000 square foot center vividly replicates a hospital setting with a fully equipped emergency room, intensive care unit, operating room, clinical exam rooms and more to give medical students, residents and professionals a real-world environment to learn, practice and master the latest techniques in patient care.



  • Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president and dean of Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Dr. James Korndorffer, medical director, Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training
  • Yvette Jones, Tulane University chief operating officer and senior vice president for external affairs



10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26


Third floor of Tulane's Murphy Building, 131 S. Robertson St., New Orleans; Murphy Building parking lot entrance is located on Cleveland Street.


The center features high-fidelity, life-sized robotic patients that can be programmed to mimic ailments and symptoms hospital staff see on a daily basis. Staff will perform training exercises with the lifelike and highly responsive medical manikins and demonstrate laparoscopic surgery, colonoscopy, heart catheterization, suturing, intubation and infant delivery simulations.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000