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Taylor Lee Sawyer, DO, M.Ed

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Taylor Lee Sawyer, DO, M.Ed

Neonatology

On staff since July 2012

Children's Title: Director, Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship Program

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"It's an honor to work in the newborn intensive care unit. To see a baby who was once critically ill go home with their parents, happy and healthy, is an amazing and humbling experience."

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Medical/Professional School
Des Moines University Osteopathic Health Sciences Center, Des Moines
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Residency
Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu
Fellowship
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu
Clinical Interests

Medical care of extremely preterm neonates

Research Description

Medical education, including the use of medical simulation

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
1st Place, Research AwardInternational Pediatric Simulation Symposium and Workshops 2013
3rd Place, Leo Geppert Research Award CompetitionAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar 2011
2nd Place, Human Factors Award Competition11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2011
Best Quality Improvement AbstractAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, District VIII Section on Perinatal Pediatrics 34th Annual Conference 2010
Commanders Award for Faculty ExcellenceTripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 2009
1st prize, Section on Bioethics Essay ContestAmerican Academy of Pediatrics 2008
3rd place, Howard Johnson Award CompetitionAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar 2005
Medical Simulation Research AwardU.S. Army Central Simulation Committee

Publications

Adaptation of the US Army's After-Action Review for Simulation Debriefing in Healthcare.
Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare , 2013: 8(6)388-97
The Central Simulation Committee (CSC): a model for centralization and standardization of simulation-based medical education in the U.S. Army healthcare system.
Military medicine , July 2012: 177(7)829-35
The Effectiveness of Video-Assisted Debriefing Versus Oral Debriefing Alone at Improving Neonatal Resuscitation Performance: A Randomized Trial.
Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare , June 2012
Term Neonate with Intracranial Hemorrhage and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Journal of Perinatology , 2012: August(32)642-644
. Use of Medical Simulation in Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Programs
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , 2012: 5(4)339-345
Definition of Permissive Hypercapnia in Premature Infants
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , 2011: 4(2)111-117
Neonatal Intracranial-intraocular Hemorrhage "Terson Syndrome": A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , 2011: 4(2)169-172
Development of the Competency-based Objective Resident Education using Virtual Patients System
Medical Education Development , 2011: 1(e5)
Unique Cardiovascular and Central Nervous System Findings in an Infant with Pierson (microcoria-congenital nephrosis) Syndrome
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , 2010: 3(August)233-236
Generalized arterial calcification of infancy associated with meconium peritonitis: a case report and review of the literature.
American journal of perinatology , 2009 Nov: 26(10)711-6
Unique Ocular Findings in an Infant with Pierson (Microcoria-Congenital Nephrosis) Syndrome.
Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus , 2009 Jun 25
Modification of the Laerdal SimBaby to include an integrated umbilical cannulation task trainer.
Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare , 2009: 4(3)174-8
Infant Resuscitation Outside the Delivery Room in Neonatal-Perinatal and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Programs: NRP or PALS?
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , 2009: 2(June)95-102
Modification of the Laerdal SimBaby to include an integrated umbilical cannulation task trainer.
Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare , 2009 Fall: 4(3)174-8
Ophthalmological aspects of Pierson syndrome.
American journal of ophthalmology , 2008 Oct: 146(4)602-611
Withdrawing support for withdrawing support from premature infants with severe intracranial hemorrhage.
Pediatrics , 2008 May: 121(5)1071-2; author reply 1072-3
Comparison of home and clinic well-baby visits in a military population.
Military medicine , 2007 May: 172(5)515-9
Improvements in Teamwork During Neonatal Resuscitation After Interprofessional TeamSTEPPS Training
Neonatal Network , : 32(1)26-33

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Interprofessional Education Collaborative collection in AAMCs MedEdPORTALAssociation of American Medical Colleges $2,000 2013
Video-Laryngoscopy versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Neonatal Intubation: A RandomizedUW Neonatal Bioresearch Fund $6,000 2013
The Use of Heliox to Prevent Early Nasal CPAP Failure in Extremely Low Birth Weight InfantsHawaii Medical Service Association $19,950 2008 - 2011
The Use of Heliox to Prevent Early Nasal CPAP Failure in Extremely Low Birth Weights InfantsHawaii Community Foundation -Leahi fund $30,000 2007 - 2011
The Use of Heliox to Prevent Early Nasal CPAP Failure in Extremely Low Birth Weight InfantsHawaii Community Foundation -Perry fund $48,300 2007 - 2011

Primary Office

University of Washington
UW Box 356320 - Neonatology
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6320
206-543-3200

Additional Offices

Overlake Medical Center
NNP Office - NICU
1035 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-688-5283
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Pavilion for Women and Children
PO Box 1067
Maternal and Fetal Med
Everett, WA 98206
425-304-6165
Seattle Children's
M1-12 - NICU Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2041
Franciscan Health System
PO Box 2197
Tacoma, WA 98401
253-858-4380

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