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
Director, GME Institutional Lecture Series
Director, GME ERC Simulation Lab

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

Recipient of the 2022 Graduate Medical Education Master Educator Award.
Recipient of the 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.
  • Stevens A., Hernandez C., Jones S., Moreira M., Blumen J., Hopkins E., Sande M.K., Bakes K., Haukoos J. Color-coded Prefilled Medication Syringes Decrease Time to Delivery and Dosing Errors in Simulated Prehospital Pediatric Resuscitations: A Randomized Crossover Trial. Resuscitation 96:85-91, 2015.