Dr. Michael St.Pierre is an anesthesiologist, Intensive Care physician and Emergency Medicine physician at the University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany. He is codirector of the Simulation Center of the Department of Anesthesiology and member of the Patient Safety Division of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. He has written several German textbooks on patient safety, critical incident reporting and simulation in healthcare.
Dr. Gesine Hofinger is a psychologist working on human factors and safety. She is partner of Team HF, a human factors research and trainings association. She has more than two decades of experience with research and training in patient safety. She is author of several German textbooks on Human Factors and patient safety.
Dr. Robert Simon is an educator with more than 40 years’ experience specializing in research, development, and training for high performance, high stress teams in aviation and health care. He was the Principal Investigator for the MedTeams program which was adopted by the US Government and disseminated internationally as TeamSTEPPS. Dr. Simon joined the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) as Education Director in 2002 and is now Director Emeritus of the Institute. Dr. Simon is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Institute of Health Professions and the University of Cantabria.
Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team. From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid.