Brian George MD MAEd

in Steering Committee

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health System
Executive Director and Member, PLSC Steering Committee

 

Dr. Brian George is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Section of General Surgery, at the University of Michigan.  He is also the co-founder of Procedural Learning and Safety Collaborative. 

Dr. George received his BSE in Engineering Physics at the University of Michigan worked for over 10 years as a research engineer focused on artificial intelligence, software architect for large web-based applications, and a technology executive in the educational software domain.  He then obtained his MD from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He went on to complete his surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his residency he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Surgical Education Research at Northwestern University, a post-doctoral fellowship in Surgical Education and Leadership at the American College of Surgeons, and a Masters of Education at the University of California Berkeley. He completed his Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan.

Dr. George studies how to improve the quality of the physician workforce through performance measurement, educational innovation, and policy.  He has co-edited a textbook for medical students, teaches nationally on topics related to surgical education, and has won numerous local and national teaching awards.