Gregory J. Wiet, MD, FACS, FAAP, is the former Chief of the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wiet’s clinical interests include care for the patient with cleft lip and palate and pediatric voice disorders as well as general pediatric otolaryngology. Dr. Wiet’s NIH/DCD-funded research focuses on the application of high-performance computing to the field of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Specifically, his interest centers on the development of a simulation environment for teaching specific surgical techniques in otolaryngology. He was awarded a National Institute of Health R-21 preliminary grant to develop a surgical simulator for temporal bone surgery and recently was awarded a $1.6 million RO-1 grant from the NIH to continue developing the system during the next five years.