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Rita Dadiz, D.O.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting



Areas of Focus:
1. Simulation and debriefing methodologies
2. Communication and teamwork training
3. Neonatal resuscitation
4. Graduate medical education

Administrative Roles:
1. Director, Neonatal Innovation and Safety Simulation Program

2. Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program


Dr. Dadiz incorporates simulation-based learning and debriefing into graduate and postgraduate health professions education with the goal of improving interprofessional communication and team function during patient care. She investigates the impact of simulation-based team training on learner and patient outcomes. She is a past recipient of an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration and subaward from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality in this area of research. Dr. Dadiz is also interested in graduate medical education and is currently helping to develop the National Neonatology Flipped Classroom Physiology Curriculum for neonatology fellows.



  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics


B.S. | State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychobiology and Spanish

D.O. | New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Cente

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2004
Residency in Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Pediatrics at Winthrop University Hospital

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Strong Star for Excellence in Family-Centered Patient Care
Sponsor: URMC

Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Training
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, URMC

Strong Star for Excellence in Family-Centered Patient Care
Sponsor: URMC

Third place for research abstract submission
Sponsor: Society for Simulation in Healthcare

First place for 2014 National Nurses Week Best Practice Showcase
Sponsor: URMC

2011 - 2012
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award
Sponsor: URMC

2010 - Present
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Nomination for 2010 Impact Article of the Year
Sponsor: Journal for Healthcare Quality

Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Training
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

2008 - Present
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

2008 - 2010
George W. Merck Dean's Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Fellow of the Year
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital

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Journal Articles

Izatt S, Gray M, Dadiz R, French H. "Development and Implementation of a National Neonatology Flipped Classroom Curriculum." Journal of graduate medical education.. 2019 Jun 0; 11(3):335-336.

Johnston L, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A, Whitfill T, Ades A, French H, Glass K, Dadiz R, Bruno C, Levit O, Gangadharan S, Scherzer D, Moussa A, Auerbach M, . "Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation." Academic pediatrics.. 2019 Mar 0; 19(2):157-164. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Jee SH, Baldwin C, Dadiz R, Jones M, Alpert-Gillis L. "Integrated mental health training for pediatric and psychology trainees using standardized patient encounters". Acad Pediatr. 2018; 18(1): 119-21.