Director of SSRL, Endowed research chair in surgical simulation
Differing to most medical researchers focusing on patients and their health problems, Dr. Bin Zheng puts surgeons under the spotlight. Explicitly, Bin is a human factors scientist with a special interest in understanding surgeon’s performance in the operating room. By identifying and removing harmful factors that cause stress to surgeons, and implementing safe measures and training program, Dr. Zheng aims to improve the work efficiency of surgeons in the team setting. Currently, Dr. Zheng is the Endowed Research Chair in Surgical Simulation in the Department of Surgery of the University of Alberta. He collaborates with surgeons, computing scientists, and psychologists to develop simulation and simulation-based programs for surgical training. The long-term goal is to promote the use of simulation in surgery for improving care quality and patient safety.