SimQuest was founded in 2001 to create surgical simulation training systems. Founder Howard Champion, MD, recognized early on that emerging simulation technology could fill the need to enhance surgical training and reduce risk to patients. Our first product was an IV insertion trainer that went on to become the best-selling IV trainer on the market. SimQuest’s customized solutions have been used and proven effective in a wide variety of training environments, including military settings, and by leading surgeons and educators in national health institutes, medical device and equipment manufacturing companies, and leading-edge surgical training and licensing programs. Today, we are utilizing the assets we have developed with our government grant funding to meet the needs in the commercial marketplace.
SimQuest comprises a team of medical, technical, training, and business experts who work together to develop customized solutions and provide ongoing support to our customers. Our current management team consists of CEO and founder, Howard Champion, MD, and Director of Product Engineering, Timothy Kelliher. Howard Champion is a leading trauma surgeon, critical care specialist, author, and educator as well as a sought-after surgical training expert who has helped create the medical simulation roadmap for a variety of organizations. Timothy Kelliher is a GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt who has developed technology launches for GE Medical and Lockheed Martin.