Respiratory Simulation Specialists


Subject Matter Experts

Robert L. Chatburn

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Robert L. Chatburn, (MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC) is clinical research manager of the Section of Respiratory Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is also the Simulation Fellowship Director for the Cleveland Clinic Simulatipn and Advanced Skills Center.

Previously, he served as technical director of respiratory care at University Hospitals for 20 years. Rob has authored nine textbooks and over 300 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He serves on the Editorial Board of Respiratory Care Journal and is recognized internationally as a research scientist and authority on mechanical ventilation. Rob teaches classes in mechanical ventilation for Youngstown State University at the bachelor’s and master’s level programs.

Rob was among the first 13 people awarded a fellowship in the American Association for Respiratory Care in 1998 and was the recipient of the 2007 Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. Rob holds an AS degree from Cuyahoga Community College, and BS and MHHS degrees from Youngstown State University.

Eric Kriner

Eric Kriner (BS, RRT) is a pulmonary critical care specialist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Eric Kriner instructs Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows at MedStar Health's SiTEL in Washington, DC.

Eric Kriner instructs Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellows at MedStar Health’s SiTEL in Washington, DC.

At Medstar, Eric oversees the management of all mechanically ventilated patients; sits on numerous hospital-wide committees (ECMO, organ donation, emergency airway); and is responsible for the clinical practice and policy of the Respiratory Care Department.

Eric is a Key Opinion Leader for Aerogen. He is the chair of the Respiratory Therapy Medical and Curriculum Advisory Committee at Prince George’s Community College. He is the co-chair of the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center NICU/March of Dimes Parent Advisory Committee. He is also a content expert/developer and presenter for the DC Campaign for Respiratory Health, a public health grant focusing on asthma and COPD screening, education and self-management in the communities of D.C.

In 2012 he was awarded the Acute Care Specialty Practitioner of the Year by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Previously Eric served as Director of Clinical Education for the Respiratory Therapy program at Prince George’s Community College. Eric holds a BS in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury University.

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