Professor of Urology / Executive Director of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare
Department of Urology, UW SoM
Dr. Rob Sweet received his medical degree (alpha omega alpha) from the University of Minnesota in 1997. After a urology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003, he became Attending Physician/Acting Assistant Professor of Urology and held a 2-year Health Policy Scholarship focused on Simulation Sciences from the American Foundation for Urological Diseases (AFUD). He was the founding director of the University of Minnesota’s SimPORTAL and Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST) from 2005-2016. Dr. Sweet is also the co-founder (2004) and now Executive Director of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) at the University of Washington. He currently holds the positions of Professor of Urology at the University of Washington, and is Medical Director of their Kidney Stone Program. He is the Principal Investigator of numerous simulation research and development projects.
At the University of Washington, Dr. Sweet practices Urology with a focus on endourology with a clinical emphasis on kidney stones and diseases of the prostate. He has built an Institute that is actively engaged in funded simulation projects including the development of a human tissue property database, advanced real time and predictive modeling of human tissue and tool interactions, creation of virtual reality, hybrid and synthetic medical simulation models, multi-institutional validation studies of simulation-based curriculum, and delivery systems for the dissemination of simulation technologies. He was the 2015 Arthur Smith Award winner for the Endourology Society and has leadership positions in the area of simulation and education within the American College of Surgeons, the Endourological Society, and the American Urological Association. He is a former President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
Wednesday, October 30
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM