Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation

Improving surgical outcomes and patient care through innovative research, simulation, education and training.

One of the essential ways to achieve the highest standards in quality care and patient safety is to offer advanced surgical training for doctors, nurses and operating room personnel. Legacy Research Institute has created a unique resource for training: Legacy Institute for surgical Education and Innovation (LISEI).

LISEI in the News

Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation: Current Progress and Future direction, Journal of Surgical Education, Sept-Oct 2011



  • Laparoscopic training at LISEI

    Laparoscopic training at LISEI

  • General surgical instruments at LISEI training course

    General surgical instruments at LISEI

  • Closeup of spinal instrumentation at LISEI

    Closeup pf spinal instrumentation lab at LISEI

  • Spinal instrumentation lab at LISEI

    Spinal instrumentation lab at LISEI

  • Cranial maxillofacial plating class at LISEI

    Cranial maxillofacial plating class at LISEI

  • LISEI trauma course

    LISEI trauma course

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LISEI provides a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical training center with advanced equipment, highly trained, experienced staff and the capability to boardcast training to other sites,among other features. A wide range of learner groups can be accommodated:

  • International, regional and local courses
  • Small group industry education sessions
  • Industry surgical training for employees
  • Training for surgeons, fellows, residents, nurses, students, radiology technicians, and surgical technicians

Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation operating room

The LISEI facility is unparalleled with:  

•   11 endoscopic/laparoscopic     towers 
•   9 dedicated OR tables
•   2 radiology C-arms
•   Technologically advanced didactic education facilities
•   Mimic robotic simulator
•   Diverse high-fidelity simulation environments and     materials

Surgical Training Courses

LISEI offers a variety of surgical training courses for providers. These training courses address many sub-specialties such as:

•   Surgical oncology  •   Podiatry
•   Obstetrics/gynecology
•   General surgery/minimally invasive surgery
•   Orthopedic surgery
•   Urology
•   Otolaryngology
•   Neurosurgery
•   Oral and maxillofacial surgery
•   Ophthalmology

LISEI also offers authorized training in trauma care through the expertise of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's Level I trauma center clinicians and high-fidelity simulation training on the Legacy Emanuel campus and at Legacy Research Institute.

LISEI is an ideal setting for manufacturers to offer training on new devices.  The American College of Surgeons has accredited LISEI as a Level I Educational Institute, one of only two in the state of Oregon. LISEI is also a regional test center for the SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic surgery program (FLS). LISEI continues to grow, evolve and deliver outstanding educational activities.

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To schedule FLS testing, please contact:
Katie Lehner
Randy Armstrong

Course Development

LISEI facilities and resources are available for course work by corporate sponsors and community-based health care providers. those interested in designing and presenting a course are invited to complete a pre-application for review and follow-up by the LISEI Coordinator.

For more information, contact:
Katie Lehner, LISEI Coordinator