Originally from the UK, Graham Whiteside has been an invested member of the healthcare community since 1987. His deep-seated passion in tandem with decades of hands-on experience has enabled Graham to achieve diverse career goals; earn the title of expert in his field; and sustain his reputation as a committed patient and professional advocate.
Graham was a teenager when the die was cast for his career in healthcare and education. He volunteered with the Behçet’s Syndrome Society; an organization developed by his father, a Royal Army Medical Corps State Registered Nurse. Graham went on to train, and subsequently work for 12 years, as a General & Cardiothoracic ICU (RGN, ENB 100) and Psychiatric Nurse (DipHE MHN, RMN). Before pivoting in 2001 to the medical device industry, Graham earned his BSc (Honors) in Nursing Science at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
In 2006, Graham joined the healthcare simulation industry which in 2008 took him to the US. For 11 years, he fulfilled leadership roles with companies and special interest groups aimed at improving education, clinical practice and patient safety, including Limbs & Things, B-Line Medical, SIMnext, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare.
In 2015, Graham’s pursuit to understand the fundamental deficits in clinical education led him to partner with Gubener Plastinate, creator of real human specimens preserved through plastination. In 2018, the relationship was formalized with the establishment of Anatomic Excellence, which serves as the only sanctioned agent of von Hagens Plastination specimens in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.