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Rita Dadiz, D.O.


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


1. Neonatal Resuscitation
2. Interdisciplinary training in teamwork and communication
3. Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn


Dr. Dadiz incorporates simulation-based learning and debriefing methodologies into postgraduate medical and nursing education with the goal of improving interprofessional communication and teamwork during patient care. With validated evaluation tools, she is investigating the impact of simulation-based team training for obstetric and neonatal providers on communication and patient outcomes during high-risk deliveries. Dr. Dadiz is the recipient of an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration to train healthcare providers throughout the Finger Lakes Region of New York State on the use of simulation-based learning and debriefing in quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Dadiz is also the site director for the International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE). Dr. Dadiz also studies the use of inhaled nitric oxide in newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension. She is the site investigator for a collaborative research project with the University at Buffalo - Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo investigating the relationship between methemoglobin and response to inhaled nitric oxide in infants with pulmonary hypertension.



  • 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

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.

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.

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

Books & Chapters

Book Title: The Golden Minute
Author List: Lingan J, Dadiz R.
Published By: Peri-FACTS Education Program2017 in Rochester, NY

Book Title: Personal, professional and practice: a framework for ethics education.
Author List: Shaw M, D'Angio CT, Dadiz R.
Published By: Neoreviews2016

Book Title: Using self-motivation strategies to optimize your professional learning
Author List: Dadiz R, Baldwin CD
Published By: Neoreviews2016