Co-Director, The Difficult Airway Course: Residency Edition
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
Fellowship Director, Medical Simulation & Education
Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Florida
Dr. Leslie Simon is the Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida. She was on active duty in the U.S. Navy for ten years, and was stationed in Guam, Spain, Jacksonville and San Diego, and did a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Simon has trained thousands of providers in the Navy, Army and Airforce in difficult airway management over the last fifteen years.
Her advice to those in the field is to always practice. Practicing builds and sharpens your skillset. “More importantly,” Simon adds, “practice builds confidence, which is every bit as important as technical ability.” She loves to teach because it keeps her excited about her work, and gives her the chance to learn new things.
Simon is a mini-van-driving mother of four whose favorite sport is shoe shopping.