Margaret K. Sande, MD, MS, MSHPEd

Margaret K. Sande, MD, MS, MSHPEd

portrait of doctor Margaret Sande smiling and wearing a white lab coat

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Medical Director, UVA Health Performance Improvement Coaching
Clinical Lead, Biomedical Engineering Master’s Program
Director, GME ERC Simulation Lab

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: 434-924-8485
Fax: 434-924-2877

Recipient of:
2023 Friends of Nursing Award
2022 Graduate Medical Education Master Educator Award
2019 & 2021 Faculty Teaching Award, UVA Emergency Medicine Residency


  • MS, Health Professions Education, MGH Institute of Health Professions (2015)
  • Fellow, Medical Simulation, Massachusetts General Hospital (2013)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Denver Health (2012)
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine (2008)
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia (2004)
  • BS, Engineering Science, University of Virginia (2003)

Clinical Interests

  • Biomedical design and engineering
  • Developing medical simulation programs to impact quality, patient safety, and test processes or devices/products


  • Foo SY, Mutter MK, Sande MK.  Quick Consult: Symptoms: Diaphoresis, Dizziness, Left Arm Pain, and Transient Cyanosis. Emergency Medicine News. 44(9):23-24, September 2022.
  • Mendes M, Buchanan J, Sande MK, Moriera M*. “An Easily Assembled, Low-Cost Model for Lateral Canthotomy Education” Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021 Feb 13; S0736-4679(21)00003-2. (PMID: 33593633) (electronic publication)
  • Hayden, E., Wong, A., Ackerman, J., Sande, M.K., Lei, C., Cassara, M., Cooper, D., Perry, K., Lewandowski, W., and Scerbo, M. Human Factors and Simulation in Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med 2018 Feb; 25(2):221-229.
  • Smalley, C.M., Sande, M.K., Wilson, J.E., and Lewis, R. An Education Innovation to Improve Point-of-Care Ultrasound Skills in Senior Emergency Medicine Residents: A Mandatory Advanced Rotation. J Medic Educ Training 2017; 1:001.
  • Poon, S.J., Nelson, L.S., Hoppe, J.A., Perrone, J., Sande, M.K., Yealy, D.M., Beeson, M.S., Todd, K.H., Motov, S.M. and Weiner, S.G. Consensus-Based Recommendations for an Emergency Medicine Pain Management Curriculum. J Emerg Med 51(2):147-154, 2016.