Stephanie Nicole Stapleton, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Stephanie Stapleton
771 Albany Street


Stephanie Stapleton, MD, currently serves as Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She leads 450 annual contact hours of simulation for 50 attendings, 50 residents, >100 medical and PA students, and advises on advanced practice provider simulation.

She is Vice President of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Simulation Academy Research & Scholarship Subcommittee, a member of Society of Simulation in Healthcare and the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education. She has published and presented nationally on simulation research and innovations, focusing on procedural training, pediatric resuscitation, and distance simulation. Her areas of interest are translational simulation, procedural model creation, innovations testing, and developing an adult emergency medicine simulation research community.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Medicine, MA
  • Michigan Technological University, BS


  • Published on 11/17/2023

    Elkin R, Duff JP, LaForest ML, Stapleton S, Ramachandra G, Palaganas JC, Gross IT. Distance simulation in the health professions: a scoping review. Adv Simul (Lond). 2023 Nov 17; 8(1):27. PMID: 37978416.

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  • Published on 6/27/2023

    Chen TH, Bentley SK, Nadir NA, Beattie LK, Lei C, Hock SM, Munzer BW, Moadel T, Paetow G, Young A, Stapleton SN. Workshop in Simulation Debriefing for Educators in Medicine: Creation, implementation, and evaluation of a debriefing curriculum for novice simulation educators. AEM Educ Train. 2023 Jun; 7(Suppl 1):S58-S67. PMID: 37383836.

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  • Published on 7/3/2022

    Chang TP, Elkin R, Boyle TP, Nishisaki A, Walsh B, Benary D, Auerbach M, Camacho C, Calhoun A, Stapleton SN, Whitfill T, Wood T, Fayyaz J, Gross IT, Thomas AA. Characterizing preferred terms for geographically distant simulations: distance, remote and telesimulation. Int J Healthc Simul. 2022; 1(3):55-65. PMID: 36458206.

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  • Published on 6/23/2022

    Stapleton SN, Cassara M, Moadel T, Munzer BW, Sampson C, Wong AH, Chopra E, Kim J, Bentley S. Procedural task trainer gaps in emergency medicine: A rift in the simulation universe. AEM Educ Train. 2022 Jun; 6(Suppl 1):S32-S42. PMID: 35783076.

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  • Published on 3/31/2022

    Wang JJ, Singh RK, Miselis HH, Stapleton SN. Technology Literacy in Undergraduate Medical Education: Review and Survey of the US Medical School Innovation and Technology Programs. JMIR Med Educ. 2022 Mar 31; 8(1):e32183. PMID: 35357319.

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  • Published on 3/2/2022

    Boyle TP, Dugas JN, Liu J, Stapleton SN, Medzon R, Walsh BM, Corey P, Shubitowski L, Horne JR, O'Connell R, Williams G, Nelson KP, Nadkarni VM, Camargo CA, Feldman JA. Adaptation of a Simulation Model and Checklist to Assess Pediatric Emergency Care Performance by Prehospital Teams. Simul Healthc. 2023 Apr 01; 18(2):82-89. PMID: 35238848.

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  • Published on 5/17/2021

    Hawkins A, Stapleton S, Rodriguez G, Gonzalez RM, Baker WE. Emergency Tracheal Intubation in Patients with COVID-19: A Single-center, Retrospective Cohort Study. West J Emerg Med. 2021 May 17; 22(3):678-686. PMID: 34125046.

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  • Published on 4/12/2021

    Duff J, Kardong-Edgren S, Chang TP, Elkin RL, Ramachandra G, Stapleton S, Palaganas JC, Kou M, Gross IT. Closing the gap: a call for a common blueprint for remote distance telesimulation. BMJ Simul Technol Enhanc Learn. 2021; 7(4):185-187. PMID: 35516822.

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  • Published on 4/1/2021

    Chen T, Stapleton S, Babcock M, Kelley MN, Frallicciardi A. Handoffs and Nurse Calls: Overnight Call Simulation for Fourth-Year Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2021 04 01; 17:11138. PMID: 33816798.

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  • Published on 10/21/2020

    Stapleton SN, Wong AH, Ray JM, Rider AC, Moadel T, Bentley S, Cassara M. Virtual Mentoring: Two Adaptive Models for Supporting Early-career Simulation Investigators in the Era of Social Distancing. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jan; 5(1):105-110. PMID: 33521496.

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