Team and Faculty

Our Team

Meet the simulation team members who provide services at the Simulation Center.

Daniel Scott, M.D.

Daniel Scott, M.D., FACS
Director, UT Southwestern Simulation Center

Dr. Scott directs the Simulation Center. He is a general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Dr. Scott has served as a surgery residency program director and has published landmark studies in surgical simulation. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in medical education, with a strong interest in competency-based training. Dr. Scott is President of the Fellowship Council, Past-President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Secretary of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE), and a member of the American Board of Surgery Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Committee.

Krystle Campbell

Krystle Campbell, D.H.A., M.S.M.S., CHSE
Director, Simulation Center Operations

Dr. Campbell directs the operations of the UT Southwestern Simulation Center. Prior to joining the center, Dr. Campbell led the successful growth and system-wide integration at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Simulation Center, a joint venture between the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health. One of less than 40 individuals worldwide with a Masters in Healthcare Simulation, and a first honors graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina Doctor of Health Program, Dr. Campbell’s interest is to grow the field of simulation advocacy and advance simulation’s role in health policy. Dr. Campbell is an active national leader, holding roles as the Vice Chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’ External Relations Committee and serving on the Simulation Professionals of Texas’s Oversight and Planning Committee. Dr. Campbell is also an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as other national and international organizations. She has a strong interest in Global Health, as notable by her on-going work in Ethiopia, leading two simulation centers’ growth. Dr. Campbell’s national and international scholarship has focused around faculty development, advocacy, organizational culture, interprofessional education, innovative delivery of simulations, and global outreach.

In her role at UT Southwestern, Dr. Campbell manages strategic initiatives for our 49,000-square-foot Simulation Center on West Campus – overseeing all finance, administrative, operational data, and reporting functions. She also develops and deploys advanced simulation learning experiences for students, trainees, healthcare learners, and faculty in collaboration with experts in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program, Graduate Medical Education Program, School of Health Professions, and Health System.

Jeanne Carey, M.Ed., R.N., CHSE-A

Jeanne Carey, M.Ed., R.N., CHSE-A
Instructional Design Specialist, Simulation Center

Jeanne Carey is the Instructional Design Specialist for the Simulation Center. Prior to joining the center, Ms. Carey served as the Director of Simulation at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas, TX and has over 11 years of experience in all aspects of simulation, including the development and implementation of new simulation-based learning activities, training of simulation facilitators, and recruitment and management of standardized patients. Ms. Carey and the LHSON Simulation Team created the Two-Heads-Are-Better-Than-One (2HeadsR>1TM) strategy for role assignment in simulation. Ms. Carey holds advanced certification as a simulation educator (CHSE-A), a designation held by fewer than 100 individuals worldwide. She is active in several simulation organizations and is a contributing author for

Deborah Hogg

Deborah Hogg, B.S., MBA
Manager, High Fidelity and Procedural Simulation

Ms. Hogg manages the daily operations of the Simulation Center. She has 10 years of experience in simulation activities working with high-fidelity equipment, task training, and animate labs, along with curricula and course development.

Carla Mosley

Carla Mosley
Program Manager, Standardized Patients

Ms. Mosley oversees the hiring and training of standardized patients for all simulation activities. She has more than 20 years of experience in the development and design of teaching and assessment activities for health care students and professionals to support the Medical School curricula.

Dawnette Adkins

Dawnette Adkins
Program Coordinator, Standardized Patients

Ms. Adkins is the administrator for the Standardized Patient Program. She has been at UT Southwestern for 13 years and has three years of experience working with standardized patients in the Clinical Skills Office.

Kirk Atkinson

Kirk Atkinson
Sr. Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist

Mr. Atkinson has responsibility for manikin operation and maintenance, scenario development and setup, and audio/visual operations. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a hospital corpsman for 11 years, eight of which were spent teaching and creating simulations for deploying emergency medical teams as well as hospital-based learning (ACLS, BLS, EMS, PALS, and ICU).

Anthony Austin

Anthony Austin, CHSOS
Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist

Mr. Austin began his career in medicine as an EMT in 2013 and gained medical experience over the next 5 years. In 2018 he began his medical simulation career at Oklahoma State University Center for Health sciences in the simulation center where he taught BLS and ACLS and performed simulations for the medical students and residents. He also managed the AR/VR suite which housed the Davinci Robot and various other AR/VR trainers. In 2021 He moved to the DFW area and began working for UTA in the nursing simulation program who provided him with the opportunity to sit for his Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) exam which he achieved in 2022. In June of 2022 he Began work here at UT southwestern where he hopes to continue to gain knowledge and experience as a medical simulation specialist.

Dante Castro

Dante Castro, B.A.
Standardized Patient Educator

Mr. Castro has served as a simulation patient for 14 years at UT Southwestern while also being a Simulation Center training and administrator for nearly three years. A native of Peru, he holds a degree in business administration.

Marcela Castro

Marcela Castro, B.S.W., M.S.W.
Supervisor of Standardized Patient Program

Ms. Castro started as a standardized patient and quickly immersed herself into the program and its vision. Going from standardized patient to trainer and eventually educator, she has been able to experience all the valuable roles that contribute to the program's goal. Having earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, she has experience in program development within communities and is an active advocate for equal access to medical and mental health care within minority communities. As the supervisor for the standardized patient program, she aims to bring her passion for social work and simulation, together.

Rahm Heymann, B.S.

Rahm Heymann, B.S.
Sr. Clinical Simulation Educator

Mr. Heymann offers nearly 20 years of experience in medical simulation. Holder of a Bachelor of Science degree, he has been at UT Southwestern since 2008.

Sheilah Hill Ukpabi

Sheilah Hill Ukpabi
Standardized Patient Educator

Sheilah L. Hill Ukpabi has been a Standardized Patient in the Clinical Skills Department since 2005. She has always had a love for reading, writing, and learning new things, thus when the SP Trainer/Educator role was extended she gladly accepted knowing the position was a perfect fit. Whether it is helping learners develop and practice their communication skills and bedside manner, or inspiring SPs to listen to their inner writing voice, Sheilah truly enjoys being a part of their development. In the words of the poet Robert Frost, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Sheilah’s true passion lies in the arts. In her free time, she loves painting, graffiti, calligraphy, drawing, and the list goes on!

Ken Hoskins

Ken Hoskins
Standardized Patient Educator

Mr. Hoskins has been with the UT Southwestern Standardized Patient Program for 11 years. He began as Standardized Patient and is now Standardized Patient Educator. He trains Standardized Patients for the accurate portrayal of cases and with evaluation and feedback. He assists with the administration of events and as Standardized Patient when needed. He is also a member of the SP Training Team to assist with the training of trainers, the quality assurance of training, and updating of the training manual. He has nearly 8 years of experience in the grading of Patient Notes from OSCE events and of Hospital Write-ups, and he is team leader for grading.

Mary E. Jones

Mary E. Jones, B.A., CHSE, CHSOS
Clinical Simulation Educator

Ms. Jones started her simulation career 14 years ago when she joined the army to fly drones. She spent eight years facilitating simulated annual trainings along with successful debriefing. After her military career she pursued a degree in education. She spent three years working in public schools concentrating on course development and evaluation. She then transitioned into a simulated technician role with Children’s Hospital. During her three years at Children’s Hospital, she and her team focused on simulation best practices and helped their center receive accreditation through SSH (Society of Simulation Healthcare). She is now a clinical simulation educator at the UTSW simulation center. Her goals with the UTSW team is to grow professionally by obtaining her CHSOS (Certified Healthcare and Simulation Operation Specialist) and CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator).

Bradley Mueller

Bradley Mueller, B.A.
Clinical Simulations Operations Specialist

Mr. Mueller specializes in surgical robotic instruction. He has been with UT Southwestern for nearly three years, joining the Medical Center after a 20-year career in the Navy as a corpsman. While in the Navy, he earned certification as a master training specialist. Mr. Mueller also holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management.

Ian nazareno

Ian Nazareno, B.F.A.
Program Coordinator

Mr. Nazareno oversees the scheduling and logistical planning of all learner activities at the Simulation Center. He brings more than 10 years of administration and procedural development experience from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has more than five years of experience managing and training QA teams in the 3D technology industry. Mr. Nazareno holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.


Monique Ridge
Education Technology Specialist

Silvia Tapia

Silvia Tapia, B.S., M.B.A.
Standardized Patient Educator

Silvia started with the Standardized Patient Program as a standardized patient over seven years ago. She is now a Standardized Patient Educator and supports the building and administration of the simulation-based training and management platform software for all simulation activities. She also assists with the quality assurance of the Standardized Patient Program data. She is passionate about continues improvement and applies her expertise in everything she does. She has worked in the food industry for over 30 years in Engineering, Operations, IT and Finance.

Tina Tran

Tina A. Tran, B.B.A.
Financial Analyst

Tina Tran jointed UT Southwestern as an intern in 1999. Prior to joining the Simulation Center, she was a Senior Financial Analyst with the Office for Technology Development, where she spent 17 years working on patent matters (payment for departmental legal costs and patent cost reimbursement from licensees) and managed the accounting practice for the department’s license portfolio (license revenue distribution and licensee financial compliance with contractual terms). She has over 20 years of professional experience focused in the areas of technology commercialization, accounting and financial management. At the Simulation Center, she assists in the preparation of monthly financial reports, and oversees policies and procedures related to the financial system. Ms. Tran received her B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Wesley Witten

Wesley Witten
Standardized Patient Trainer

Mr. Witten has been at UT Southwestern for 34 years, which include 25 years as a standardized patient. He uses those skills gained over a quarter century to train other standardized patients so that they consistently and accurately represent the characteristics and mannerisms of real patients.

Lenora Young

Lenora Young
Clinical Simulation Educator

Miss Young embarked on her commitment to fulfill the responsibilities as a Clinical Simulation Educator in June 2022. She actively collaborates with the SPP (Standardized Patient Program) management team, staff, and UTSW faculty to formulate, orchestrate, execute, and debrief simulation education activities for healthcare learners and professionals. She began her journey at UTSW 22 years ago. First, as standardized patient, and 4 years ago she transitioned to the position of Standardized Patient Educator (SPE). Prior to her current role, she was a public-school teacher here in the DFW metroplex for 15 years. She is a lifetime member of the Texas PTA and regularly volunteers at various schools. She vows to always advocate for ALL learners to receive an equitable education to catapult them to their potential pinnacle of success! In her leisure time she enjoys reading, singing, golfing, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Kyairae McCray

Kyairae McCray, B.S.
Sr. Administrative Assistant II

Ms. McCray has been at UT Southwestern Medical Center for about two years. A graduate of the University of North Texas, she studied business and child development. She provides administrative support to Krystle Campbell, Simulation Center Director of Operations, as well as professional support to the Simulation staff.

Melissa Cordova

Melissa Cordova
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Ms. Cordova started her career in healthcare in 2013, spending that time learning the many different aspects of every role within the healthcare system. She started with UTSW in August of 2021 where she worked as a Clinical Staff Assistant in the Women’s Center and transitioned into her administrative role at the Simulation Center in April 2022. She currently assists with all operational needs at the Simulation Center.


Meet the expert simulation faculty members who provide education at the Simulation Center.

Daniel Scott, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Simulation and Student Integration, Graduate Medical Education
Director, UT Southwestern Simulation Center
Professor, Surgery

Aditee Ambardekar, M.D.
Director of Medical Student High Fidelity Simulation

Ravi Bhoja, M.D.
Director of Anesthesia Simulation

Deborah Farr, M.D.
Director of Surgical Simulation
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Charles Ginsburg, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Administration
Professor, Pediatrics

Kim Hoggatt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Health Professions

Kimberly Kho, M.D.
Director of Obstetrics/Gynecology Simulation
Associate Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology

Joseph Martinez, M.D.
Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Gary Reed, M.D.
Associate Dean, Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education
Professor, Internal Medicine and Surgery

Robert Rege, M.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Professor, Surgery

Melanie Sulistio, M.D.
Director of Quality Improvement, UT Southwestern Simulation Center
Associate Professor, Cardiology

Dwain Thiele, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Development