Deborah N. Burgess, MD, FACP is President and CEO of The SALUS Group, Inc. (SALUS) a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Woman Owned Small Business dedicated to the development, integration and organized use of simulation in healthcare education to improve competency, patient care, communication and fragmented processes that often lead to adverse medical events. Dr. Burgess received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed a Nephrology Fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and a Graduate Faculty Scholar in Modeling and Simulation at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Burgess is a nationally recognized expert in medical simulation training and instruction. She is a Member of MedBiquitous, an international organization founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop information technology standards for healthcare education and quality improvement. Dr. Burgess is also a Member of the University of Missouri Combat Casualty Training Consortium (CCTC). The CCTC is comprised of experts in trauma and combat casualty care, and was established to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Led by a team at MU’s Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium performs collaborative multi-institutional research resulting in improved care for wounded warriors.