Steven Andersen is currently a resident and researcher at the Copenhagen Center for Hearing and Balance, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Rigshospitalet, and researcher at Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Andersen is former an international postdoc at the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
My early research, forming the basis for my PhD thesis, aimed to increase the evidence-base of virtual reality (VR) simulation training in temporal bone surgery by studying the performances of novices in VR simulation and in transfer to cadaveric dissection. This has led to VR simulation being implemented at the national Danish temporal bone specialist training course. I have also researched middle ear disease and postoperative clinical outcome of surgery and thereby gained experience with clinical databases and audiology.
My continued research after my PhD explored the effect of different practice conditions, learning supports, and instructional design on performance, skills transfer, and cognitive load in VR temporal bone simulation. My current international postdoc focuses on the clinical application of VR simulation for patient-specific simulation with main projects relating to automated segmentation of the temporal bone anatomy as well as a clinical pilot of pre-surgical rehearsal in temporal bone surgery.