Rob Isaak - Assistant Director

Dr. Isaak NewDr. Rob Isaak is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UNC in the clinical division of Liver Transplant Anesthesia. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed in residency in Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Isaak is a co-founder of CAPSEL and currently serves in the role of Assistant Director. He has attended the Center for Medical Simulation’s Institute of Medical Simulation Instructor Training course. His interests include simulation scenario development, simulation debriefing, emergency crisis checklist implementation, and faculty development. 


Faculty Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

Faculty Teacher Honor Roll 2012-2013

Faculty Development Award: Simulation Education (2013, 2014)

Faculty Development Award: Practice Managament (2012)

Comprehensive Instructor Course at the institute for Medical Simulation (Boston, MA)

UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators


Other Simulation Activities:  

  1. Faculty Instructor for TEE Simulation Workshop. Thoracic Surgery Director's Association (TDSA) Annual Boot Camp (2012, 2013).
  2. Faculty Instructor for TEE Simulation Workshop.  Carolina Refresher Course  (2013).
  3. SEA Abstract Presentation/Oral Presentation (2014)- 1st place in Research Category: "The Effect of Intern Level Physician Performance During Critical Events When Using Emergency Manuals as Cognitive Aids”