Using Simulator Models to Optimize Physician Training

The PedSpace

Dec 20 2021 • 23 mins

In this episode, Dr. Katie Canalichio and Dr. Irina Stanasel discuss the benefits of simulator training in pediatric urology, their experience with the Deflux simulator model, and their role in its development.

Dr. Katie Canalichio completed her medical training and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed a pediatric urology fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital, in which her final year she served as Acting Instructor in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington. Additionally, she is a graduate of Baylor University where she received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Dr. Canalichio’s clinical interests include genitourinary reconstruction including hypospadias repair, spina bifida, and other complex urological conditions affecting children. She also performs minimally invasive and robotic surgery and treats pediatric stone disease.

Dr. Irina Stanasel is a pediatric urologist at Children’s Health℠ and an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School. She provides care for children of all ages who have a variety of urologic disorders. Dr. Stanasel received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in urology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She completed a pediatric urology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Her specialties include fetal urology, bladder bowel dysfunction, complex hypospadias repair, prune belly syndrome and quality improvement in pediatric urology.