Spotlight on our Simulation Research Fellows

Our current simulation research fellow is Dr. Junko Tokuno.

Dr. Junko Tokuno is a thoracic surgeon from Kyoto, Japan. She is enthusiastic about making surgery more manageable and more comfortable for surgeons, and has published different scientific papers covering simulation of lung surgery.

Currently, Dr. Tokuno is enrolled in a Master of Science program in Experimental Surgery, with a concentration in Surgical Education, at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Fried and Professor Tamara Carver. The theme of her thesis is “Digital education in thoracic surgery.” Her projects include investigation of effectiveness and usability of e-learning for junior surgical residents and medical students. Dr. Tokuno expects those new teaching methods will lead to more efficient surgical training. She received the Satoko and Richard Ingram McGill Surgical Education Scholarship.

Watch her presentation, Development of an e-learning module for chest tube insertion.

To learn more about some of the important research by previous simulation research fellows conducted at the SCSIL, we invite you to watch the video and read the articles highlighted below.


Dr. Hellmuth (Ricky) Muller Moran
Training future cardiac surgeons on transcatheter procedures


Elif Bilgic
How Elif Bilgic’s research is contributing to laparoscopic surgery training



Dr. Zvi H. Perry
Chatting with bariatric surgeon Dr. Zvi H. Perry
Caring for obese patients


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