Dr. Michael Falk Joins FirstHx as Medical Lead, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Dr. Michael Falk Joins FirstHx as Medical Lead, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

May 2, 2022

FirstHx is delighted to welcome Dr. Michael Falk to the FirstHx team as Medical Lead, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. 

“Dr. Michael Falk brings an incredible depth and breadth of experience to FirstHx” says Chris O’Connor, CEO FirstHx. Dr. Falk combines clinical expertise with a deep understanding of technology, clinical workflow, medical education and health care delivery. He will be helping FirstHx expand into the United States and pediatrics and with further product development. We are very excited to be working with him “

Dr. Michael Falk, “I am really excited to be joining FirstHx.  After using FirstHx for the first time, I was convinced that it could be huge game changer for Emergency Medicine.  I think that it will save both physicians and nurses a lot of time and improve efficiency, and that it has the potential to really change how we triage and assess patients.”

Dr Michael Falk is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician who works at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He was previously on faculty at Children’s National Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at GW University. He graduated from Queen’s University Medical School in Canada and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2000. After completing a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and Violence Prevention from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, he returned to Canada to work at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2009.

Since then, he has focused his academic career on simulation and medical education. He was the Director of Simulation and Co-Fellowship Director, at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City before moving to Children’s National in DC. He has served on the Executive for the Simulation Academy of SAEM and as President of that Academy. He has published extensively on simulation and medical education, as well as on various other topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has previously worked as the Chief Medical Officer for SimCore Technologies, which developed educational software for medical education and simulation centers.


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