Taylor Sawyer

Member, Board of Directors
Taylor Sawyer, MD

About Taylor Sawyer

I look forward to the opportunity to inspire, grow and lead the global Pediatric Simulation community by serving on the IPPS Board of Directors. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011. During my time with IPSS, I have served as the Chair of the IPSS Education Committee (2012 -2016), Co-Director of the IPSS Webinar Series (2014-2016), and I founded the IPSS Channel on Cureus.com which serves as a free peer-reviewed publication outlet for IPSS members.

I see a bright future ahead for IPSS. Simulation has a key role at this pivotal time in healthcare when we are tackling challenges of access to care and insurance coverage while also trying to improve health value and health outcomes.  As a community of educators and researchers, IPSS is well positioned to achieve its vision of ‘the best healthcare for children and families’.

I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, USA. I am the Director of Medical Simulation at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Neonatal Education and Simulation-based Training (NEST) Program at the University of Washington Medical Center. I am the Founder and Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods. I have received Advanced Certification as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE-A) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and I am an active simulation educator and researcher. My academic interests are in the use of simulation to improve neonatal resuscitation performance and examining simulation debriefing methods.  I am a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) – Neonatal Delegation and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee.  I have conducted numerous workshops at national and international meetings and have authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the topic of simulation. I am on the editorial board of the journal BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning, and an Associate Editor for the journal Simulation and Gaming and the IPSS Channel on Cureus.com.



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