Kiran B Hebbar, MD


Primary Specialty

Critical Care

Other Specialty

Pediatrics Emergency Dept

Leadership Titles

Medical Director, Simulation, Associate Director, Fellowship


Board Certification
Am Bd Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine), American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School:
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at UMDNJ
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


Pubmed Profile



Kiran Hebbar, MD, FCCM, is the Medical Director of Safety & Simulation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Through simulation-based clinical system testing (SbCST), Dr. Hebbar’s team is working to improve the bedside clinical practice of medical staff, test and improve systems of care in situ, and develop novel tools and systematic approaches to assessing safety of clinical spaces. By diagnosing and correcting the system of care before integrating and training teams into practice, patient care is more safe, efficient and reflects work-as-done state.

Dr. Hebbar’s team has developed novel tools for integrating simulation into designs of a new facility as well as renovations in existing clinical spaces. In 2019, Dr. Hebbar led simulation-based hospital design testing (SbHDT) for the Arthur M. Blank Hospital. This was the largest “cardboard city” pre-construction simulation project conducted to date with a focus on evidence-based design principles.

Focus of Practice

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sepsis
  • ECMO

Areas of Interest

  • Simulation
  • Team training
  • Implementation science
  • Safety
  • Quality Improvement


Childrens Physician Group - Critical Care

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Rd NE 4th Floor Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions

Childrens Physician Group - Sedation Services

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates LLC

1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions

Childrens Physician Group - Emergency Medicine

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • International Pediatric Simulation Society
  • The Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety Network (SPS Network)
  • Children’s Hospital Association
  • Children’s Hospital Association

Research & Publications

Translational Work System Simulations