I started as an Assistant Professor of Neonatology at Yale in 2009 after completing fellowship training at University of Pennsylvania. I feel very lucky because the majority of my time is spent doing what I love, educating trainees and members of the multidisciplinary medical team. Besides training neonatal fellows and pediatric residents in neonatal resuscitation, I am particularly interested in ECMO simulation, team training, and strategies to improve procedural success rates among trainees and neonatal providers. I became involved in IPSS because I wanted to contribute to advancements in pediatric simulation and research.
I believe that a thorough understanding of adult education theory is essential for facilitators of simulation in order to optimize training strategies. I am in the process of earning a masters degree in Medical Education to improve not only my knowledge of these fundamental ideas and practices, but optimal strategies for designing and conducting research in education. I have always been a firm believer in multidisciplinary collaboration, and this has been strengthened through focused training in teamwork and communication. I am truly passionate about simulation and education, and am excited about the opportunities that exist in this field.