Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Medical Simulation, Seattle Children's Hospital
Associate Vice Chair for Regional Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Outreach Education, Neonatal Education & Simulation Based Training (NEST) Program
Univ. of Washington Box 356320
1959 NE Pacific St, RR542A HSB
Seattle, WA 98195-6320
Clinical Interests: Neonatal resuscitation, procedural skills, and care of extremely premature infants.
Scholarly Focus: Medical education and the use of medical simulation to improve clinical skills and patient outcomes.
2020 ‐ 2022 Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway for Neonate. UW Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE‐REACH) U01 HL152401‐01. Role: PI, Total award: $199,500
2018‐2021 Next Generation Integrated Curriculum and Trainer for Neonate Resuscitation.
NIH/NICHD R21 HD091687. Role: Co‐PI, Total Award: $259,918
2019‐2023 Patient Safety Learning Laboratory to Enhance the Value and Safety of Neonatal Interfacility Transfers in a Regional Care Network. AHRQ R18 HS027259. Role: Co‐I, Total award: $2,422,385
Administration/Education Roles: Locally, Dr. Sawyer is the Director of Medical Simulation at Seattle Children's Hospital, Associate Vice Chair for Regional Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of Outreach Education for the UW Neonatal Education and Simulation‐based Training (NEST) Program. Nationally and internationally, Dr. Sawyer is the Founder and Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods, Executive Committee Member of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, a member of International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Neonatal Delegation, and a member of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee.