Dr. Leah Mallory
Pediatric Hospitalist, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Medical Director of the Hannaford Simulation Center at Maine Medical Center
What are your research interests? What is the most innovative sim-related activity you do in your work?
My favorite pediatric simulation activity is weekly interprofessional inpatient pediatric team training, where my research team studies factors influencing engagement during debriefing. I am also proud of systems integration work at our sim center, including high fidelity simulation-based testing the simultaneous landing of two helicopters prior to the opening of MMC’s new helipad last January, as well as our team’s facilitation of just-in-time COVID related efforts around intubation, code blue response, OR protocols, patient transport, and telemedicine.
Why did you join IPSS? What do you gain from your IPSS membership?
I am grateful for the collaboration and networking opportunities available within IPSS, and from those she has developed research interests in Simulation-Based Assessment of Competency and Interprofessional Debriefing.
What did you appreciate most at IPSSV?
I especially enjoyed hearing about the creative adaptation by simulationists around the world to the challenge presented by the COVID pandemic.
Dr. Leah Mallory is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and the Medical Director of the Hannaford Simulation Center at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Mallory attended Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Training in the Boston Combined Residency Program, where she also served as chief resident.