Joseph Lopreiato, MD, MPH

Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH

Name: Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Pediatrics
Title: 
Associate Dean for Simulation Education
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
General Pediatrics
Medical Education

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-8136

Education

Undergraduate: B.S. (Biology) Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, 1973-1977.
Medical: M.D. Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1977-1981.
Masters Degree: Masters of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, 1995-1997.
Internship: Pediatrics, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1981-1982.
Residency: Pediatrics, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1982-1984.
Fellowships: Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1993-1994.
Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 1995-1997.
Certificate: Healthcare Modeling and Simulation. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. September 2013.

Biography

Dr. Joseph O. Lopreiato MD, MPH received his MD degree from Georgetown University in 1981 and his MPH degree from the University of Texas. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD in 1984 and did fellowships in faculty development and academic pediatrics at Michigan State University and The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio where he earned an MPH degree. He subsequently completed a 31 year career in the United States Navy Medical Corps as a pediatrician and educator. He has held several education leadership positions including pediatric clerkship director, director for educational affairs, and pediatric residency program director. He is the recipient of several national awards for education including the Academic Pediatric Association’s Ray Helfer Award for Innovation Medical Education, The American Academy of Pediatrics National Education Award, a finalist for the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Award, and the recipient of the Association of Pediatric Program Director’s Walter Tunneson Award for extraordinary or innovative contributions in pediatric graduate medical education. He has conducted consultations for pediatric training programs for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and is a case developer for the National Board of Medical Examiners Step II clinical skills examination.
He is currently the Associate Dean for Simulation Education and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is also the medical director of the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, a multidisciplinary learning laboratory serving students across the continuum of medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Association of Standardized Patient Educators and is the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He is certified as a Healthcare Simulation Educator by the Society.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Associate Dean for Simulation Education and Medical Director, Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, 2003-present
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, May 2011.
  • William P. Clements Award as Outstanding Military Educator, USUHS, 1992.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, USUHS, 1992.
  • Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy 1999-2008
  • Department of Defense Superior Service Medal, 2008
  • President, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2018-2019
  • Member, National Board of Medical Examiners Test Reliability (IRC) committee for Step II CS exam. 2016-present.
  • Chair, Executive committee, Uniformed Services Section, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-2005.
  • John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, the Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, 2016

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