Adrian Park, MD
Founder and Chairman
The Earl SAIL Center
Adrian Park, M.D., is the Founder and Chairman of the The James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center (SAIL). He is an international leader and expert in the field of minimally invasive surgery. At Anne Arundel Medical Center, he is responsible for leading the growth of surgical services and fostering innovation and learning in the department. With more than 20 patents to his credit, Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic procedures and the development of new medical devices for complex hernia repair, spleen and adrenal surgery.
Each month, Dr. Park co-directs an international telecast called, “Innovations in Surgery,” broadcast to top medical centers in the U.S., the U.K., France, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, and the Middle East. Hosted through the Cleveland Clinic, the telecast brings together the world’s best surgeons to discuss innovative surgical techniques and issues.
Dr. Park is continually advancing the field to make it less invasive, more efficient, better for patients and better for surgeons who perform these technically challenging procedures. He has authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and is co-editor in chief of the journal, Surgical Innovations.
The Earl SAIL Center
Ivan George joined the James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center in 2012 before it opened. He helped design and develop the facility with Dr. Park. George oversees the center and all operations and simulation programs, including those aimed at facilitating ongoing research at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Previously, George worked at the University of Maryland where he was a founding member of MASTRI, the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation Center. George was operations and interim director of MASTRI and also primary designer, developer and project manager from its concept through accreditation.
An operating room manager with 25 years of experience, he also served as Director of Ancillary Services for the University of Maryland Hospital and Baltimore Shock Trauma Operating Rooms. George has published numerous works in the field of surgical innovations and secured various patents for both clinical and non-clinical devices.
George currently serves on the Council of Chairs of the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes of the ACS. He serves as Vice Chair of the Technology and Simulation Committee.<< Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center