I am a practicing pediatrician at English Road Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. As an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University, my teaching has primarily involved developing an interprofessional simulation program to train the pediatric code team. I have also been involved with teaching community advocacy to residents, and teaching Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses. I completed a Dean's Teaching Fellowship where I developed and now direct the URMC Simulation Instructor Course. I also am the Assistant Director of the Primary Care Clerkship, which spans the first two years of medical school at the University of Rochester. I obtained my medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo's School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2004 and completed my pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester in 2008.
My scholarly interest focuses on pediatric medical education. Simulation is an educational technique that imitates real clinical situations to apply medical knowledge, train teams, and improve patient safety without harming actual patients. I am evaluating two different simulation education curricula that I have developed and implemented. The first program is for pediatric physicians, nurses, and support staff working at Golisano Children's Hospital who take care of kids in urgent or emergent siutations. The second program is a Simulation Instructor Course to teach faculty how to use simulation in their own teaching.
As the Assistant Director for the Primary Care Clerskship, I am revising the pediatric components of the curriculum that are intertwined throughout the clerkship.