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Interim Program Director

Interim Program Director



Douglas S. Ander is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Additional academic roles include Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Emory Center for Experiential Learning. Douglas grew up in Brooklyn, NY, completed his medical school in Philadelphia, and trained in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Atlanta in 1996. Douglas completed his Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Douglas has directed the undergraduate education program and the required emergency medicine clerkship for 15 years. He has served as the chair of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, a US organization dedicated to the assisting medical educators. Recently his scholarly and educational efforts have focused on inter-professional teamwork education and simulation. Douglas has also done international work in Tbilisi, Georgia bring simulation as a learning modality to the country. Douglas, his wife Jessica, and their two daughters Ilana and Marissa, reside in Buckhead. When he finds a few free minutes in his schedule you can find him fly-fishing on the Chattahoochee. Family vacations involve traveling oversees and skiing.