Anna Maria Cyrus-Murden
Assistant Dean of Simulation
Director, Simulation Center
Dr. Cyrus-Murden is currently the deputy chair and Principle of Clinical Medicine (PCM) II content manager in the Department of Clinical Skills at St. George’s University School of Medicine. She is also director of the Simulation Center at SGU, and assumes the role of assistant dean of simulation. In this capacity, she oversees all planning, organizing, operations, and administration of all facets of operations related to simulated learning and/or simulation and technology curriculum across the SGU campus, all while to working toward building quality improvement activities for all medical students, faculty, staff, other local healthcare professionals and community members. In addition, she represents SGU on the Health Services committee of the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada, where she provides technical support to the advisory body.
Dr. Cyrus studied at Wayland Baptist University in Texas, where she majored in biology and completed the pre-medical and Doctor of Medicine programs at St. George’s University. She did her clinical training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, and later obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Brooklyn College in New York. She started her simulation career at NYU Lutheran Medical Center as the director for the Center for Medical Simulation and became co-course director for internal medicine and OB/GYN residencies simulation courses. At Lutheran, she was a very active member of the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign” and provided hospital-wide multidisciplinary training in order to improve patient outcomes. She is also currently a member of the Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
Dr. Cyrus’ research interests include investigating the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, physicians’ beliefs on how their medical training affects their overall health, their patients’ health, and their practice of medicine and the pharmacological methods of reducing the size and number of cysts in Polycystic Kidney Disease. She is a philanthropist at heart, and this is evident in the many community outreach initiatives that she has spearheaded.