I received medical training from Southern Medical University
(Guangzhou) and China Medical University
(Shenyang), and practiced as a surgeon for several years before coming to Canada in 1999. i completed my PhD training at the Simon Fraser University
in 2005. Currently, i am an Associate Professor in Surgery and holds the Endowed Research Chair in Surgical Simulation position in the Department of Surgery of the University of Alberta. I collaborates with surgeons, engineers, clinical educators, and psychologists to develop simulators and evaluation educational outcome of simulation-based programs. My long-term goal is to prompted the use of simulation in surgery for improving care quality and patient safety.
Teaching in Medical School - Discovery Learning (Problem-based learning) courses for Year 1 and Year 2 MD students.
- Basic Surgical Technique courses for different levels of trainees.
Teaching in Computing Science - Human Factors Engineering, Human-computer interaction, multi-media graduate courses
My current researches at the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) focus on:
1) Medical Simulation (Design and Assessment): We create virtual (VR) and physical simulation models for surgical training.
2) Human Factors in Surgery: We investigate eye-hand coordination, information processing, decision-making process for surgeons and design smart system to support surgeons.
3) Skills Training and Rehabilitation: We study how skills are learning in the different environments. Knowledge gained helps to design a better skill acquisition program for surgical trainees and also helps patients suffering with neuromuscular disorders to regain their daily skills.
4) Medical Education: We use cutting edge technology (such as videos, gaming, VR, AR) to enhance education outcomes.
3D Vision, Augmented Reality, Depth perception, Digital Imaging (3D model development), Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, Robotic Surgery, Eye-hand coordination, Eye-tracking, Haptic feedback, Health Simulation, Human Factors in Surgery, Image-guided Surgery, Interface design, Motor Control & Skills Acquisition, Non-technical skills, OR efficiency, Patient Safety, Pre-surgery Planning, Psychomotor assessment, Rehabilitation, Team cognition, Team performance, Team Training, Vigilance, Virtual Reality
visit www.ssrl.ca for the research team at Surgical Simulation Research Lab
In the past a few years, i have privilege to supervise a number of graduate students and scholars sponsored by national and international funding organization, including NSERC, Mitacs, AIHS, Chinese Scholarship council, and Li Ka shing Foundation.
A list of my publication can be found here:
Or, search for "Bin Zheng, Surgery" in Google Scholar
Workload assessment of surgeons: correlation between NASA TLX and blinks
B Zheng, X Jiang, G Tien, A Meneghetti, ONM Panton, MS Atkins
Surgical endoscopy 26 (10), 2746-2750
Measuring mental workload during the performance of advanced laparoscopic tasks
B Zheng, MA Cassera, DV Martinec, GO Spaun, LL Swanström
Surgical endoscopy 24 (1), 45
Validity of using Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program to assess laparoscopic competence for gynecologists
B Zheng, HC Hur, S Johnson, LL Swanström
Surgical endoscopy 24 (1), 152
A quantitative study of disruption in the operating room during laparoscopic antireflux surgery
B Zheng, DV Martinec, MA Cassera, LL Swanström
Surgical endoscopy 22 (10), 2171-2177
Building an efficient surgical team using a bench model simulation: construct validity of the Legacy Inanimate System for Endoscopic Team Training (LISETT)
B Zheng, PM Denk, DV Martinec, P Gatta, MH Whiteford, LL Swanström
Surgical endoscopy 22 (4), 930-937
1) Image-guided and Robotic Surgery
Differing to most medical researches focusing on patients and their health problems, I put surgeons and nurses under the spotlight. Explicitly, I studies performance and cognition of healthcare providers during surgery, especially in the image-guided and robotic manipulated surgery. My research aims to understand surgeon’s eye-hand coordination and decision-making under stressful environments (i.e., operating room and emergency room) and designs the simulation to support our surgical teams.