About Us

​Message from the Director

Dear colleagues,

Arnold P. Advincula, MD, FACOG, FACS

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Our state of the art facility on the health sciences campus serves as the hub for simulation-based medical and surgical education and training. Our team of skilled educators and technicians, through the use of an expansive standardized patient program and cutting edge technology such as virtual reality simulators and multifunctional programmable manikins, is able to service a wide variety of learners through innovative curriculum offerings. Unique to this enterprise is the partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital that allows for seamless integration of simulation activities across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Our center offers a wide variety of multi-purpose laboratory and meeting spaces ranging from OSCE rooms and surgical suites all the way to a state of the art auditorium.

I look forward to welcoming your next simulation activity.


Arnold P. Advincula, MD, FACOG, FACS
Levine Family Professor of Women’s Health
Medical Director, Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center