David Hananel is the director of surgical programs for Medical Educational Technologies, Inc. (METI) and an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. David received a BS in electrical engineering from Berlin Technical University and a BA in computer science from Southern Illinois University. David has co-authored various articles on surgical simulation and actively participates in the simulation community. David brings a wealth of information to the health sciences and medical simulation fields with over 20 years of industry and educational experience. In addition, he has presented at various regional and national conferences in the area of simulation-based surgical education.