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Mark Adler, MD

Mark Adler, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician ​Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is the founder and Director of the kidSTAR Medical Education at Lurie Children’s, has active leadership roles in the Northwestern Simulation Program and the Office of Fellowship Programs in the Department of Pediatrics. kidSTAR, founded in 2005, is an academic medical education program dedicated to improving patient care through high-quality, evidence-based education using a variety of active learning modalities. Internationally, Dr. Adler is an executive board member of the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Research, Innovation and Education (INSPIRE) and has co-led the scholarly content program for the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) for past 4 years. In his IMSH role, he has led a revamping of the format and delivery of the scholarly content. He was named to the Simulation Academy of the Society for the Simulation in Healthcare, recognizing leadership this field. He has mentored learners across the clinical spectrum both in training level and profession, with an eye toward developing educational scholars and passionate educators. He is dedicated to assisting others in their efforts to develop an educational scholarship career.  His academic focus pertains to the observational assessment of learners in the context of simulation-based healthcare education.