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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

3. Co-Director, Dean’s Teaching Fellowship


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


DO | New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Ne

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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Clinical Trials

Qualitative study exploring the LGBTQI parental experience of newborn nutrition and breastfeeding guidelines in Upstate NY

Lead Researcher: Rita Dadiz

Eligible participants include parents of a newborn child born within the past 1 year from time of recruitment. Parents must have identified as LGBTQI during the birthing and initial newborn hospitalization period. Adopted parents are eligible if they were involved in the birthing process. Parents must be at least 18 years old. The study includes two brief surveys which can be done online or on paper and a 60-90 minute interview done either in person or through video conferencing. A $50 prepaid Visa gift card will be provided for taking part in this study (one per family).

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Journal Articles

Dadiz R, Riccio J, Brown K, Emrich P, Robin B, Bender J. "Qualitative analysis of latent safety threats uncovered by in situ simulation-based operations testing before moving into a single-family-room neonatal intensive care unit." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2020 Sep 0; 40(Suppl 1):29-35.

Gray MM, Dadiz R, Izatt S, Gillam-Krakauer M, Carbajal MM, Falck AJ, Bonachea EM, Johnston LC, Karpen H, Vasquez MM, Chess PR, French H. "Value, Strengths, and Challenges of e-Learning Modules Paired with the Flipped Classroom for Graduate Medical Education: A Survey from the National Neonatology Curriculum." American journal of perinatology.. 2020 Apr 10; Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Dadiz R, Nair J, D'Angio CT, Ryan RM, Lakshminrusimha S. "Methemoglobin and the response to inhaled nitric oxide in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn." . 2019 Nov 11; Epub 2019 Nov 11.