Photo Gallery: USF Health Simulation Center Opening

Dr. Scott Gallegher, assistant professor of surgery, maneuvers instrumentation on one of the simulators that mimics minimally-invasive surgery procedures.

Dr. Larry Glazerman (left), director of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, demonstrates the hysteroscopy simulator to Dr. Fred Slone, medical director of the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning.

Dr. Jorge Marcet, director of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, takes the controls of the Lap Mentor simulator used for hands-on practice of laparoscopic surgical procedures.

USF President Judy Genshaft (above); Dr. Stephen Klasko (below right), USF Health CEO and dean of the College of Medicine; and Ron Hytoff (below left), TGH CEO, welcomed physician and community leaders to the new simulator center’s grand opening.

Kelly Turkasz of SimSuite Medical Simulation Corp. (above left and below) points out features of the center’s endovascular simulator Simantha, which is so realistic that physicians can “feel” the resistance of a catheter as they insert it.

L to R: Dr. Klasko; Dr. Stuart Hart, assistant professor of ob/gyn; Dr. Sharona Ross, assistant professor of surgery; and President Genshaft.

Tampa General Hospital CEO Ron Hytoff (left) and Dr. John Curran, USF Health associate vice president for Faculty & Academic Affairs.

– Photos by Eric Younghans/USF Health Communications
– Video by Jean Rinvil/USF Health Media Center