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photo James B. McGee, MD


Assistant Dean for Medical Education Technology

Director, Laboratory for Educational Technology


Phone: 412-383-8043

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
3550 Terrace Street M256 Mezzanine, Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-8043
Fax: 412-383-8151
Administrative Assistant:
Heidi Yarnal
Address: Division of Gaastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition M205 Mezzanine, Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-8043
Fax: 412-383-8151
Education and Training
BS, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, 1982
M.D., Louisiana State University - Shreveport, 1987
Internal Medicine, University of Florida - Jacksonville, 1990
Gastroenterology, University of Florida - Jacksonville, 1993
Advanced Endoscopy, Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess, 1996
Research Interest
An Associate Professor, Dr. McGee's research efforts involve effectiveness of technology-based education with a focus on simulation and web-based learning. This research applies virtual patient simulation, technical standards and education analytics (big data) to improve clinical decision-making and educational outcomes.
Clinical Interest
Selected Publications:
Posel, N., McGee, J.B., Fleiszer, D. Twelve Tips to Support the Development of Clinical Reasoning Skills using Virtual Patient Cases. Medical Teacher. 2015; 37(9): 813-818.
Craig, F.E., McGee, J.B., Mahoney, J.F., Roth, C.G. The Virtual Pathology Instructor: a medical student teaching tool developed using patient simulation software. Human Pathology. 2014; 45(10): 1985-1994.
Benedict, N., Schonder, K., McGee, J.B. Promotion of Self-directed Learning Using Virtual Patient Cases. American Journal of Pharmceutical Education. 2013; 77(7): 151.
McGee, J.B., Kanater, S.K. How We Develop and Sustain Innovation in Medical Education Technology: Keys to Success. Medical Teacher. 2011; 33(4): 279.
Boninger, M., Troen, P., Green, E., Borkan, J., Lance-Jones, C., Humphrey, A., Gruppuso, P., Kant, P., McGee, J., Willochel, M., Kanter, S.L., Levine, A.S. Implementation of a Longitudinal Mentored Scholarly Project: An Approach at Two Medical Schools. Academic Medicine. 2010; 85(3): 429-437.
Notable Achievements
Pitt Innovator Award - University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management, 2010 & 2012
Best Implementation of a Technical Standard [for vpSim simulation software], 2009