SIMPL Leadership

Research Standing Committee

Translational research is core to the SIMPL mission. The SIMPL database the largest of it’s kind and is a key resource for that effort. The Research Standing Committee (RSC) is responsible for reviewing, approving, and holding accountable those using multi-site SIMPL data resources for research purposes. This oversight ensures that our data is used to ethically advance the mission of the collaborative and, more generally, benefit society.


  • Ross Willis, PhD, Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Research Standing Committee Chair
  • Brian George, MD MAEd, Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan
  • Silviu Marica, MD, FACS, FSVS, RPVI, Vascular Surgery, Guthrie Clinic
  • Louise Pernar, MD General Surgery, Boston Medical Center
  • Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD MHPE, Emergency Medicine, Stanford University
  • Stephanie Sebok-Seyer, PhD, Emergency Medicine, Stanford University
  • Shari Meyerson MD MEd, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Kentucky

The Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL) is a 501c3 nonprofit research collaborative lead by volunteers who are dedicated to working towards a continuously improving medical education system.