Louis H. Oberndorf founded Medical Education Technologies, Inc., the first company to deliver high-fidelity patient simulation to healthcare education. After licensing the Gainesville Anesthesia Simulator from the University of Florida in 1996, Oberndorf grew METI from a start-up with five employees to an international leader in healthcare education and simulation technology, with a presence in more than 2,000 institutions worldwide. Oberndorf served as President/CEO and then Chairman of the Board before overseeing the sale of METI to CAE Healthcare in August of 2011.
Oberndorf contributed to the advancement of healthcare education throughout his professional career, serving on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Center for Medical Education and the board of the Boston Simulation Center, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Oberndorf led critical initiatives to develop new simulation-based curriculum for the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Physician Specialties and the European Society of Intensive Care. He recently endowed the Lou Oberndorf Lecture on Innovation in Healthcare Simulation at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), one of the largest annual gatherings of healthcare simulation researchers and educators.
Oberndorf currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and is a member of the University of Florida Foundation Board of Directors as well as the UF School of Medicine Executive Leadership Council in Gainesville, Florida. Through the Lou and Rosemary Oberndorf Charitable Fund, he recently endowed a new Professorship in Healthcare Technology at the UF College of Medicine in order to further integrate innovative technology into medical education