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Taylor Lee Sawyer, DO, M.Ed

Taylor Lee Sawyer, DO, M.Ed


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."


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


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
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

Primary Office

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

Additional Offices

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

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