Sarah E. Peyre, Ed.D.

Sarah E. Peyre, Ed.D.

Contact Information

Center for Experiential Learning
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 709
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-5971
Fax: (585) 256-2682

Professional Bio

Sarah E. Peyré, EdD is the Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education, an Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She serves as the Director of the Center for Experiential Learning, which is a centralized simulation and educational support center for the educational programs within the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital and the Faculty Practice Group. Dr. Peyre sits on the Board of Directors for the URMC Institute for Innovative Education and serves on several committees that help advance the educational mission of our medical center. Recently, she was awarded a Macy Faculty Scholar position, which focuses her efforts on the development and implementation of an interprofessional education program addressing the communication needs that lie in the intersection of electronic health records, and patient and family centered care.

Prior to joining the URMC faculty in 2011, she served as the Director of Education and Research for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, her Master in Science of Medical Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Awards & Honors (National)

Macy Faculty Scholar Award | Josiah Macy Foundation 2014 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Teaching in Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine | Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California | Los Angeles, California 2009
Nominated, Dissertation of the Year | Rossier School of Education, Univ of Southern California | Los Angeles, California 2008
Outstanding Faculty Appreciation Award | Student Surgical Interest Group Univ of Southern California | Los Angeles, California 2006
Educational Leadership Fellowship | Keck School of Medicine, Univ of Southern California 2004 - 2005
Teaching and Learning Fellowship | Keck School of Medicine, Univ of Southern California 2003 - 2004

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Mar
Arriaga AF, Gawande AA, Raemer DB, Jones DB, Smink DS, Weinstock P, Dwyer K, Lipsitz SR, Peyre S, Pawlowski JB, Muret-Wagstaff S, Gee D, Gordon JA, Cooper JB, Berry WR, . "Pilot testing of a model for insurer-driven, large-scale multicenter simulation training for operating room teams." Annals of surgery. 2014 Mar; 259(3):403-10.
2013 Apr
Varban OA, Ardestani A, Peyre S, Smink DS. "Assessing the effectiveness of surgical skills laboratories: a national survey." Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2013 Apr; 8(2):91-7.
Torbeck L, Sidhu R, Smink DS, Peyre SE. "How to recruit, retain, and reap the rewards of working with PhD/EdD educators in surgery." Journal of surgical education. 2013 70(2):212-6. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
Glarner CE, McDonald RJ, Smith AB, Leverson GE, Peyre S, Pugh CM, Greenberg CC, Greenberg JA, Foley EF. "Utilizing a novel tool for the comprehensive assessment of resident operative performance." Journal of surgical education. 2013 70(6):813-20. Epub 2013 Aug 06.
2012 Oct
Shaw TJ, Pernar LI, Peyre SE, Helfrick JF, Vogelgesang KR, Graydon-Baker E, Chretien Y, Brown EJ, Nicholson JC, Heit JJ, Co JP, Gandhi T. "Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial." BMJ quality & safety. 2012 Oct; 21(10):819-25. Epub 2012 Jun 16.

Current Appointments

Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education - Department of Dean's Office, SMD (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Surgery Education/Minimally Invasive (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics (SMD)
Assistant Professor of Clinical - Department of Nursing (SON)


Ed.D. | Educational Psychology | University of Southern California2008
M.S.Ed. | Medical Education | University of Southern California2005
A.B. | Sociology | University of California, Berkeley1998