Kolarczyk SmallDr. Lavinia Kolarczyk serves as the Director of Curriculum Development for CAPSEL at UNC. As Director of Critical Event Management, she has instituted a curriculum that encompasses a wide variety of anesthesia topics for residents and medical students. The core curriculum focuses on the principles of crisis resource management, as to develop and refine team leadership skills. Her personal areas of interest within simulation education include resuscitation, transesophageal echocardiography simulation, multidisciplinary simulation, and crisis resource management.

Faculty Teacher of the Year 2011-2012,
Comprehensive Instructor Course at the institute for Medical Simulation (Boston, MA)
3rd place research award (resident) at IMSH 2014 (TEE Simulation Study)


Ferrero NA, Teeter EG, Arora H, Martinelli SM, Kolarczyk LM, Bortsov AV, Zvara DA, Kumar PA. “Simulator Training Enhances Resident Perofrmance in Transesophageal Echocardiography.” Anesthesiology 2014; 120:149-59.

Other Simulation Activities:

1. Faculty Instructor for TEE Simulation Workshop. Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association (TDSA) Annual Boot Camp (2012, 2013).

2. Faculty Coordinator for Thoracic Anesthesia Simulation Workshop (2012, 2014).

3. Faculty Instructor for TEE Simulation Workshop. Carolina Refresher Course (2012, 2013).