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Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Anesthesia Department 300 Pasteur DR Rm H3687 MC 5640 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6412 Fax (650) 725-8544
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Anesthesia Department Tel Work 650-723-6411
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


My interest is in improving systems practice, quality improvement, and patient safety, often utilizing various tools from medical simulation that can translate to clinical changes. Most recently, I have collaborated with Stanford and national colleagues on implementation of emergency manuals (context relevant sets of cognitive aids or checklists), for crisis management of critical events. See and with more details below.

Clinical Focus

  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School MA (2004)
Fellowship: Center for Medical Simulation, Harvard, Simulation (2007)
Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2009)
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital MA (2007)
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School MA (2003)

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My current interest is in implementation of emergency manuals (context relevant sets of cognitive aids or checklists) and other system-wide mechanisms to help excellent clinicians to deliver optimal care during critical events. Harnessing various forms of medical simulation as a development, research, and training mechanism has the potential to improve patient safety. My interests include:
1. Implementation of emergency manuals for crisis management of critical events, in both simulation-based and clinical settings
See as a website I developed, sharing the work of our Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group as well as our interdisciplinary clinical implementation team. See for the website of the Emergency Manuals Implementation Collaborative, which a group of us founded to foster implementation by sharing resources nationally as well as internationally.
2. Teaching Supervisory experience to anesthesia residents via simulation - Director of Stanford's Evolve simulation program, integrating Crisis Resource Management techniques with supervisory practice and reflection.
3. Utilizing high fidelity simulation along with debriefing to teach principles of Crisis Resource Management (CRM)
4. Utilizing low-tech verbal 'What If's' and simple screen-based simulation to harness the power of simulation and debriefing in much wider, more frequent, and even clinical settings.
4. Improving formative feedback for trainees by applying methods adapted from education literature and organizational behavior.
5. Difficult airway management, and ENT anesthesia, integrating procedural and full-scenario simulation to practice and debrief approaches to challenging cases.


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