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Sharon Griswold-Theodorson,


Title: Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education; Director, Medical Simulation Laboratory; Professor of Emergency Medicine

Practices: Drexel Emergency Medicine

Specialty: Emergency Medicine


Drexel Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307
Hahnemann University Hospital Emergency Room
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.7000


  • MD - Jefferson Medical College
  • MPH - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • BA - Biology, University of Delaware, Newark

Clinical Services

Asthma, Emergency medical procedures


Dr. Griswold-Theodorson is board certified in emergency medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

In the Media


"Impact of simulation-based medical education on patient outcomes: A systematic review"
Dong C, Ponnuru S, Szyld D, and Griswold-Theodorson S
International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, Calif. (2014)

"A RCT Comparing Virtual Reality Simulation versus Live Simulation to Teach ACLS Skills"
Farabaugh E, Erbayri J, Griswold-Theodorson S, Huynh V, Pasirstein M, and Hamilton R
Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Vol.7, Issue 6, p 469 (2013)

"The emerging role of simulation education to achieve patient safety: translating deliberate practice and debriefing to save lives"
Griswold S, Ponnuru S, Nishisaki A, Szyld D, Davenport M, Deutsch E, and Nadkarni V
Pediatr Clin North Am, 59(6):1329-40 (2012)

"Investigation of a safety-engineered device to prevent needlestick injury: why has not StatLock stuck?"
Griswold S, Bonaroti A, Rieder CJ, Erbayri J, Parsons J, Nocera R, & Hamilton R
BMJ Open, 3(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002327 (2013)

"Subclavian central venous catheters and ultrasound guidance: policy vs practice"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Farabaugh EA, McGrath TM, and Wagner DK
The Journal of Vascular Access, Epublication ahead of print (November 21, 2012)

"Faculty Development in Medical Education Research"
LaMantia J, Searle N, Hamstra S, Love J, Martin D, Griswold-Therodorson S, Leuck J, Smith M, Sohoni A, Vozenilek J, Castaneda J
Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(12):1462-1467 (2012)

"Transdisciplinary Simulation: Learning and Practicing Together"
Montgomery K, Griswold-Theodorson S, Morse K, et al.
In. New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, The Nursing clinics of North America, 47(4):493-502 (2012)

“Obesity hinders ultrasound visualization of the subclavian vein: Implications for central venous access”
McGrath TM, Farabaugh EA, Pickett MJ, Wagner DK, and Griswold-Theodorson S
Journal of Vascular Access, 13(2):246-50, PMID: 22266587 (2012)

"High Fidelity Cased-Based Simulation Debriefing: Everything You Need to Know"
Hart D, McNeil M, Griswold-Theodorson S, Bhatia K, and Joing S
Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) Peer Reviewed Lecture Series (PeRLS), 19(9) E1084-5 (September 2012)

"Simulation Based Training: Filling the Void of Procedural Experience for Medical Students"
Farabaugh E, Griswold-Theodorson S, Saks M, Pham J, Korely F, and Wang E
DrexelMed Journal, Volume 5 (1) (Summer 2011)

"Simulation center accreditation and programmatic benchmarks: A review for emergency medicine"
Fernandez R, Wang E, Vozenilek JA, Hayden E, McLaughlin S, Godwin SA, Griswold-Theodorson S, Davenport M, and Gordon JA
Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(10):1093-1103 (2010)

"Subacute Tension Hemopneumothorax: A Case Report, Novel ECG findings, and Review of the Literature"
Saks M, Griswold-Theodorson S, Shinaishin F, and Demangone D
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (86-89) 11:1 (2010)

"Improving Patient Safety With Ultrasonography Guidance During Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheter Placement by Novice Practitioners"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Hannan H, Handly N, Pugh B, Fojtik J, Saks M, Hamilton R, and Wagner D
Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 4 Issue 4: 212-216 (2009)

"Developing Technical Expertise in Emergency Medicine --The Role of Simulation in Procedural Skill Acquisition"
Wang EW, Quinones J, Fitch MT, Dooley-Hash S, Griswold-Theodorson SK, Medzon R, Korley F, Laack T, Robinett A, and Clay L
Acad Emerg Med, Vol 15, Number 11: 1046-1057 (2008)

"Teaching and Assessing Procedural Skills Using Simulation: Metrics and Methodology"
Lammers RL, Davenport M, Korley F, Griswold-Theodorson SK,  Fitch MT, Narang AT, Evans LV, Gross A, Rodriguez E, Dodge KL, Hamann CJ, and Robey WC
Acad Emerg Med, Vol 15, Number 11: 1079-1087 (2008)