Mario Luzzatto Simulation Center

Innovation, technology, and a 360° experience make the Humanitas training center stand out.

Spread over 3000 sq.m., the center is one of the largest and most technologically advanced in Europe, features state-of-the-art technology, innovative teaching methods, and highly-realistic training facilities to offer experiential and reflective learning to a wide range of customers.

The Simulation Center

The Campus hosts a high-fidelity Simulation Center, an Anatomy Laboratory, a full-size Conference Center and an experimental Training and Skill CUBE.

The Center is the first of its kind in Italy to integrate clinical experience from the hospital, cutting-edge scientific research from the University and hands-on excellence from the Humanitas Training Center. Benefiting from the co-location of University, Hospital and Research Center, the center offers state-of-the-art educational courses and hands-on workshops.

The field and technology of medical simulation has advanced rapidly in the last years. This allows us to reproduce many clinical scenarios, as well as the dynamics of the interaction between healthcare professionals and/or between healthcare professionals and patients.

Within the 3,000 square meters dedicated to simulation and hands-on anatomy laboratories, participants around the globe can immerse themselves in technical and non-technical (teamwork, leadership, communication, etc.) skill training. Innovative technology is used to conduct experimental teaching activities in medicine and surgery and to study anatomy via a 3D virtual anatomy catalogue.

Advised by leading international experts, our simulation activities combine high-fidelity and virtual reality simulators, screens to immerge in live surgical broadcasts from the hospital rooms and auditoriums of various sizes, foyers and welcome desks.

To drive a new area of personalized and experimental training.
Providing educational innovation and excellence to students, health care professionals, and industry around the globe; with the aim of transforming knowledge into first-class practical skills by creating a proactive, hands-on 360° training experience.

The facilities

Available space

  • 3 high-fidelity simulation rooms
  • 2 medium-low-fidelity simulation rooms
  • 4 multifunctional rooms for education and/or debriefing
  • 3 control booths
  • 1 physiotherapy lab
  • 1 anatomy lab
  • 3 conference rooms with seating capacity for up to 500 people

All the simulation rooms, the anatomy lab, the conference rooms and the auditorium are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-video systems and are interconnected, thereby guaranteeing maximum interactivity between the various spaces during the course of the event.

The Simulation Center also provides space for companies to reproduce clinical scenarios or test train medical equipment launched within a modern hospital.  The center is set up to replicate hospital rooms, operating theatres, emergency services, and endoscopy and angiography suites, among many other settings.

Low Fidelity: Task trainers to build specific skills, e.g. cannula or tube insertion, basic CPR skills.
Medium Fidelity: Laparoscopic simulator boxes, Basic and Advanced Life Support courses, Suturing Skill Table, Airway and Emergency Simulator, etc.
High Fidelity: Most realistic experience like the anatomy lab to practice on human specimens, and computer-based mannequins and realistic environments to mimic operating rooms, emergency wards or interventional departments.

Our target

  • Students: simulation allows students a high rate of participation and interactivity during the practical lessons in which they can put into practice the notions learned
  • Residents: the protected environment and the guidance of the HU SimCenter tutors are the most effective tools for residents to improve their clinical skills in stressful and emergency situations
  • Professionals: at the HU Simulation Center, professionals find the best opportunities to update and increase their technical and non-technical skills for the benefit of their daily practice
  • Companies: companies can reproduce clinical scenarios or test medical equipment within the HU SimCenter by replicating hospital rooms, operating rooms, emergency services, endoscopy and angiography suites, among many other settings.

Meet the team

A dedicated team supports every part of the planning – from ideation to course design, from logistics to technical support, from customer management to in-depth analytics.

Simulation Team

Federico Pollio

Head of Simulation Center

Business Development Manager

Dott.ssa Stefania Brusa

Scientific Coordinator

Leonardo Zingoni

Event Manager
Anatomy Lab

Dott.ssa Claudia Ebm

Project Manager

PhD, Residency Programme

Fabio Carfagna 

Simulation Specialist
Methodology and Technology Development

Laura Luraschi

Event Management Specialist
Educational Programme

Riccardo Vailati

Event Specialist
Social Media and Marketing

The Luzzatto family’s commitment to the Simulation Center

Humanitas University’s Simulation Center is dedicated to Mario Luzzatto, internationally well-known businessman, artist, and philanthropist, who died in 2012.

His commitment to health research brought Humanitas to his attention, making a generous donation to the latter.

Humanitas University has dedicated to Luzzatto the philanthropist this innovative center, whose value to medical education is enormous.

Luzzatto Simulation Center
Via Rita Levi Montalcini 4
Pieve Emanuele (MI)
Phone: 02.82242249

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.