Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS)
Chad Epps is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS), the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s 45,000-square-foot stand-alone simulation Center. He is the Chair and Professor of the Department of Interprofessional Education and a Professor in the Anesthesiology Department. Dr. Epps trained in anesthesiology and completed a fellowship in health care simulation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. As a fellow, faculty member and director of simulation, he has been active in simulation education, research, assessment and center management for the past 15 years. He is a Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and Past Chair of the Council on Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs. He has published in the areas of simulation, enhanced interprofessional education and co-edited the textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).