Mar 25, 2022
Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MMSc (MedEd), FACS is a pediatric
otolaryngologist at Cohen Children's Hospital at Northwell
Health/Hofstra, associate professor of otolaryngology at Zucker
School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and vice president,
medical director at Level Ex
. Level Ex is a
medical video game company that utilizes game technology and
psychology to create interactive educational experiences for
healthcare professionals. As the medical director, he oversees all
the medical and educational functions of the company including
strategy, design and development, and efficacy studies.
We talk about video games, which is his favorite role-playing game
and first-person shooter. OK, not really. We talk about the origin
of Level-Ex, how he became a part of it, and the advantages of
practicing challenging colonoscopies on your phone.
Dr. Gantwerker holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in
medical education with a focus on educational technology,
educational research, cognitive science of learning, and curriculum
development from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in
physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. His clinical
focus includes complex aerodigestive disorders, airway
reconstruction, children with tracheostomies, persistent
obstructive sleep apnea, and quality improvement.