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Ze'ev Friedman


Academic Position


Staff Position

Staff Physician


Sinai Health System

Expertise and Academic Interests

Regional Anesthesia


Dr. Ze`ev Friedman is a Professor at the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Sinai Health System. He serves as the University of Toronto Resident Research Coordinator and is the outgoing Chair of the Department of Anesthesia Annual Shields Research Day and SESA (the Section for Education and Simulation in Anesthesia of the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society), a Clinician Educator/Researcher at the Wilson Centre and a member of the Research Committee of SSIH (The Society for Simulation in Healthcare). He has multiple publications in several areas of education and simulation. The focus of his current research is the ability to challenge authority across hierarchy gradients. Previous studies involved skills assessment through simulation, the effect of technical skills on non-technical skills and the impact of simulation on skills acquisition. These studies were funded by grants from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation and Canadian Anesthesiologists Society as well as Research Merit Awards from the University of Toronto.

Hobbies and Interest

Snowboarding Wake-surfing

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