Adam Dodson has been working in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for over 25 years. He obtained his paramedic degree and license through Cecil College at a young age. He began teaching in 1997 for the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S). He taught surgeons and medics for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve before his honorable discharge. Adam’s career with Johns Hopkins Hospital began in 1997 as a critical care paramedic, and critical care field training officer. He started using simulation and teaching in 2003 with the University of Maryland and University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC). As the Lead Simulation Specialist, Adam often consults with medical professionals from around the world to discuss challenges of creating simulation centers and teaching in austere environments. Adam works with over a dozen international and government agencies on simulation initiatives, implementing educational strategies, and developing innovative solutions to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Adam is the Chair of the Simulation Operations and Technology Section (SOTS) for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). He has held other positions for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) such as Chair of the Benchmarking Committee (HBSPS), member of the Award Committee Task Force and Meetings Oversight Committee. He is a member of the Society for Airway Managers (SAM) and their Special Projects Committee. Adam is also involved with the MedBiquitous Special Division. Adam is the Chief Simulation Expert for the Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals.
Since 2015, he has done several keynote speeches on the topics of pushing the boundaries of technology, and the future simulation education. He is a contributing author in the published textbook "Healthcare Simulation: A Guide for Operations Specialists", published by Wiley Publishing Company. His most recent publications involve ultrasound, operational standards and leadership in simulation. Adam’s research interests include ultrasound, patient safety initiatives, technology, critical care and teaching in austere environments.