Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) – Vice President of Education
Assistant Professor Otolaryngology, University of Texas – Southwestern.
Dr. Gantwerker splits his time at Children’s Health in Dallas between surgery, quality improvement (QI), and education. As a surgeon, he specializes in complicated airway problems, including airway reconstruction and care of tracheostomy patients. He completed his otolaryngology residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He completed his pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gantwerker is board-certified in otolaryngology. In addition to his practice, he is also an ENT surgeon at the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Aerodigestive Center (MPAC) at Children’s Medical Center. MPAC helps children with complex airway and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Gantwerker also has a special interest in quality and patient safety. He helped develop a course through Harvard’s online platform (HarvardX) along with the Institute on Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on quality improvement in health care. He currently co-leads a large multidisciplinary quality and safety improvement effort around tracheostomy care.
From an educational standpoint, he holds a Master of Science (MS) in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University and recently completed a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. While he loves medicine, he also loves education. By studying curriculum development and educational technology and researching how people learn, he is hoping to change how medicine is taught and bring it into the 21st century. He does educational research and curriculum development in undergraduate and graduate medical education as well as simulation.