FrankPiscitaniRTFEducation

  • George Mason University, MBA
  • Youngstown State University, BS in Allied Health 

Experience and Interests

Frank Piscitani is the Associate Director of the Wexner Medical Center Surgical Skills Lab. A native of Northeastern Ohio and a Mobile ICU Paramedic by training, he began his career in education by integrating simulated emergencies into training programs for EMTs and Paramedics at Columbus Division of Fire. In 2007, he joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine to manage the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, providing a safe environment for hands-on training of medical students. Work eventually took the Piscitani family to the East Coast where Frank managed surgically-based simulation labs for two of the largest hospital systems in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Notable achievements include winning 2015 Innovator of the Year, developing large scale multidisciplinary education programs that reduced surgical site infections and increased HCHAPS patient satisfaction scores, live-broadcasting  robotic surgery to the FDA to educate their team on the differences between robotic and minimally-invasive surgery, and serving on the Executive Steering Committee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Global Cities program, Healthcare “Internet of Things” (IoT) Division. Frank has also contributed to several EMS textbooks, has publications in the Journal of Surgical Education, Frontiers in Surgery, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Simulation in Healthcare. He is incredibly excited for the inter-professional, cross-boundary opportunities the Surgical Skills Lab brings to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is happy to be home.