Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Demian Szyld
800 Harrison Avenue, Bldg BCD, 1st floor


Demian Szyld (pronounced “shield”), is an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center where he cares for acutely ill and injured and enjoys being on high performance teams and teaching at the bedside. He is the Director of Innovation in Education.

From 2016-2021 he was the Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation – the Faculty Development Program at the Center for Medical Simulation. He practiced Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and was a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Demian trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was the first Simulation and Education Fellow at the STRATUS Simulation Center at BWH. During that time he completed a Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

From 2011 to 2016 he was the Medical Director of NYSIM, the simulation center of the NYU School of Medicine and the City University of New York where he established a Simulation and Education Fellowship, served on the Curriculum and Assessment Comities and led the integration of Simulation Education in Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Szyld is actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and has chaired the Formal Training Affinity Group, led the Affiliations Committee and served as an Accreditation Site Reviewer and completed a term on the Board of Directors (2016-2019).

His academic and scholarly focuses on evidence based approaches to teaching and assessing clinical skills and more recently on bringing the techniques of reflection and debriefing to the clinical setting. His current focus is Debriefing in the Clinical Environment and Faculty Development.

Demian grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina until the age of 14. His mother, grandmother and other extended family still live there. Demian currently lives in Cambridge, MA with his family who speak Spanish, English and Bengali.

Other Positions

  • Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
  • Director of Innovation in Education, Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • Published on 4/17/2023

    Weiss M, Morrison EW, Szyld D. I like what you are saying, but only if i feel safe: Psychological safety moderates the relationship between voice and perceived contribution to healthcare team effectiveness. Front Psychol. 2023; 14:1129359. PMID: 37139001.

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  • Published on 11/26/2022

    Fey MK, Roussin CJ, Rudolph JW, Morse KJ, Palaganas JC, Szyld D. Teaching, coaching, or debriefing With Good Judgment: a roadmap for implementing "With Good Judgment" across the SimZones. Adv Simul (Lond). 2022 Nov 26; 7(1):39. PMID: 36435851.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Ahmed RA, Wong AH, Musits AN, Cardell A, Cassara M, Wong NL, Smith MK, Bajaj K, Meguerdichian M, Szyld D. Accreditation of Simulation Fellowships and Training Programs: More Checkboxes or Elevating the Field? Simul Healthc. 2022 04 01; 17(2):120-130. PMID: 34175883.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Arriaga AF, Chen YK, Pimentel MPT, Bader AM, Szyld D. Critical event debriefing: a checklist for the aftermath. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Dec 01; 34(6):744-751. PMID: 34817451.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Diaz-Navarro C, Leon-Castelao E, Hadfield A, Pierce A, Szyld D. Clinical debriefing: TALK© to learn and improve together in healthcare environments. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. 2021; 40:4 - 8.

  • Published on 9/22/2021

    Arriaga A, Chen Y, Pimentel M, Bader A, Szyld D. Critical event debriefing. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology. 2021.

  • Published on 9/15/2021

    Stafford JL, Leon-Castelao E, Klein Ikkink AJ, Qvindesland SA, Garcia-Font M, Szyld D, Diaz-Navarro C. Clinical debriefing during the COVID-19 pandemic: hurdles and opportunities for healthcare teams. Adv Simul (Lond). 2021 Sep 15; 6(1):32. PMID: 34526150.

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  • Published on 5/26/2021

    Szyld D, Arriaga AF. Implementing clinical debriefing programmes. Emerg Med J. 2021 Aug; 38(8):585-586. PMID: 34039643.

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  • Published on 2/15/2021

    Szyld EG, Aguilar A, Lloret SP, Pardo A, Fabres J, Castro A, Dannaway D, Desai PV, Capelli C, Song CH, Enriquez D, Szyld D. Self-directed video versus instructor-based neonatal resuscitation training: a randomized controlled blinded non-inferiority multicenter international study. J Perinatol. 2021 07; 41(7):1583-1589. PMID: 33589725.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Szyld D, Leon-Castelao E, Arriaga A. El debriefing clínico, retos y oportunidades en el ámbito asistencial; aprendizaje en la reflexión colectiva para mejorar los sistemas sanitarios y la colaboración interprofesional. Rev. Latinoamericana de Simulacion Clinica. 2021; 3(2):69-73.

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