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Matthew B. Weinger, MD

Matthew B. Weinger, MD, is a Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California - San Diego, the Director of the San Diego Center for Patient Safety, and a member of the Health Services R&D Service at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. He has been teaching and conducting research in anesthesia patient safety, human factors, and clinical decision making for almost two decades. Dr.Weinger received the James S. Todd Memorial Award for Patient Safety Research from the National Patient Safety Foundation in 1998. He has published extensively on safety topics including human error, clinical performance measures, workload, alarms and vigilance, physiological display design, the nature of clinical experience, electronic recordkeeping, clinician fatigue, and decision support systems.

Dr. Weinger is on the Board of Directors of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is Co-Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Human Factors Committee that is developing national standards for all medical device user interfaces. He is a Past President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia and an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiologists. He serves on the Advisory boards of WebM&M, and the Strategic Alliance of Error Reduction (SAFER) California Healthcare. Dr. Weinger received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master's degree in Biology (neurosciences) from Stanford University in 1978. He completed his MD degree at the University of California - San Diego in 1982 and did his anesthesiology residency training at the University of California - San Francisco. He received fellowship training at the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) in neuropharmacology and, more recently, at Stanford University in the management of preoperative services.