Dr. Phrampus has been instrumental in expanding the reach of WISER throughout the UPMC system and has overseen the development of eight UPMC WISER satellite campuses. WISER is the pre-eminent hospital-based human simulation center in the nation, with a mission to conduct simulation-based training and research to provide a safer environment for patients. WISER conducts 15,000 training sessions annually with more than 4,700 physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, emergency medical personnel and many other health care professionals. WISER was the first simulation program in the country to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in all four areas of concentration, including teaching/education, assessment, research and systems integration.
An internationally recognized expert in the field of simulation in health care and patient safety, Dr. Phrampus has provided expertise in faculty development and simulation program enhancement worldwide. He is the 2013 past president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and an inaugural member of the editorial board of the journal Simulation in Healthcare.
Dr. Phrampus received his undergraduate degree in biology from Old Dominion University and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.