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Rita Dadiz, D.O.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; NICU Continuing Care

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

Biography

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
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/pediatrics/divisions/neonatology/simulation-program.aspx

2. Associate Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Research

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.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

1996
B.S. | State University of New York at Binghamton
Psychobiology and Spanish

2001
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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Awards

2016
Strong Star for Excellence in Family-Centered Patient Care
Sponsor: URMC

2015
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Clinical Training
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, URMC

2014
Strong Star for Excellence in Family-Centered Patient Care
Sponsor: URMC

2014
Third place for research abstract submission
Sponsor: Society for Simulation in Healthcare

2014
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

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

2009
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

2005
Fellow of the Year
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2017
Dadiz R, Spear ML, Denney-Koelsch E. "Teaching the Art of Difficult Family Conversations." Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2017 Feb 0; 53(2):157-161.e2. Epub 2016 Dec 23.

4/2016
Auerbach M, Fein DM, Chang TP, Gerard J, Zaveri P, Grossman D, Van Ittersum W, Rocker J, Whitfill T, Pusic M, Kessler DO, . "The Correlation of Workplace Simulation-Based Assessments With Interns' Infant Lumbar Puncture Success: A Prospective, Multicenter, Observational Study." Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.. 2016 Apr 0; 11(2):126-33.

2016
Dadiz, R.; Baldwin, CD. "Using Self-Motivation Strategies to Optimize Your Professional Learning". NeoReviews. 2016; 17: e188-194.

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