Meet the CSSALT Team

Drs. Lampotang and Gravenstein teaching a simulationAt the Center for Safety, Simulation and Learning Technologies, we provide education, training, and services to residents, faculty, clinical personnel, and staff throughout the University of Florida Academic Health Center, including the UF Health Healthcare system.

Our team is led by Samsun Lampotang, PhD, and consists of instructors, engineers, and advisors.



Samsun Lampotang, PhDSamsun Lampotang, PhD
(352) 273-6781
Director, CSSALT, UF College of Medicine
Director, Simulation Core of the UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Innovations Director, UF Heath Shands Experiential Learning Center
Professor of Anesthesiology
Affiliate Professor, Department of BioMedical Engineering

Lead Clinical Advisor

Nik Gravenstein, MDNikolaus Gravenstein, MD
(352) 273-6782
The Jerome H. Modell, MD Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Periodontology
UF College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida


Team Members

Simulation Instructors

Nicolas Algarra, MD
Ajay Antony, MD
Lauren Berkow, MD
Steve Bonnett, MD
Sharon Byun, MD
Tony Cometa, MD
Matt Dennis, MD, DDS
Cole Dooley, MD
Tammy Euliano, MD
Chris R. Giordano, MD
Sasha Grek, MD
John Hardeman, MD, DDS
Barys Ihnatsenka, MD
Sean Kiley, MD
Sem Lampotang, PhD
Linda Le-Wendling, MD

Brandon Lopez, MD
Ed McGough, MD
Kiki Nin, MD
Yong Peng, MD, PhD
Andrew Pitkin, MD
Rene Przkora, MD
Steve Robicsek, MD
Al Robinson, MD
Taran Sangari, MD
Josh Sappenfield, MD
Peter Sayeski, PhD
Cam Smith, MD
Adam Wendling, MD
Michael Weiss, MD
Peggy White, MD


Simulation Engineers

David Lizdas
Tony DeStephens
Travis Johnson

Administration & Website

Cynthia Rosario
Christina Hendricks