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Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, CCM and Pediatrics

Associate Director Pediatric Programs, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research

Condition A/C Task Force Co-Chair

Director, Pediatric Simulation Chair

Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Training Program

412.692.6090
Admin Assistant: Lori Markey
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Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY BS 1992 Zoology
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE MD 1996 Medicine
Creighton University Internship 1997 Pediatrics
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center-Penn State Hershey Resident 1999 Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Fellow 2003 Pediatric Critical Care
University of Pittsburgh School of Clinician Educator Training Program, Pittsburgh, PA MSc 2005 Medical Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Clinical Instructor 2005 Post Doctorate Scholar, NRSA NICHD/NIH

 

Administrative Titles

1999–2000 – Clinical Instructor, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center-Penn State Hershey

2005–2014 – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Critical Care Medicine

2005–2014 – Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Secondary Appointment

2014–present – Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Critical Care Medicine

2014–present – Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Secondary Appointment

Non Academic

2001–03 – Co-Director, Pediatric CCM Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

2006–present – Associate Director, Pediatric Programs, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2009–2014 – Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, University of Pittsburgh

2014–present – Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, University of Pittsburgh

Honors

1996     Phi Kappa Alpha, University of Wyoming

2003     Outstanding Intensivist Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Publications

Bhanji F. Mancini M. Sinz E. Rodgers DL. McNeil MA. Hoadley T. Meeks R. Hamilton M. Meaney P. Hunt E. Nadkarni V.  Hazinski M. “Part 16: Education, Implementation and Teams: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.” Circulation, Nov 2010, 122(18 Suppl 3):S920-33.

Toback, S, Fiedor, M, Kilpela, B, Reis, E. “Impact of a pediatric primary care office-based mock code program on physician and staff confidence to perform life-saving skills.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2006 Jun; 22(6):415-22.

Fiedor M. “Pediatric Simulation: A Valuable Tool for Pediatric Medical Education.” Critical Care Medicine, 2004 Vol. 32, No. 2 (Suppl).

Nguyen T, Hall M, Han Y, Fiedor M,  Hasset A, Lopez I, Watson RS, Lum L, and Carcillo J.  “Microvascular Thrombosis in Pediatric Multiple Organ Failure: Is it a Therapeutic Target?” Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, July 2001: Vol 2, (187-196).

Lieh-lai, M., Goodman, D., Fiedor Hamilton, M., Valentine, K., “Educating the Intensivist”, in Pediatric Critical Care, Fuhrman, B, Zimmerman, J (eds), Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.

Fiedor Hamilton, M., Hunt, E., DeVita, M. “Optimizing Rapid Response Systems Through Simulation”, in Textbook of Rapid Response Systems. DeVita MA, Hillman K, Bellomo R (eds), Springer, NY 2011.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Textbook, contributing author, American Heart Association, 2010.

Hunt, E, Fiedor Hamilton, M. Eppich, W. “Resuscitation Education: Narrowing the Gap Between Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines and Performance Using Best Educational Practices”, in Pediatric Clinics of North America. Schexnayder, S, Zaritsky, A (eds) August 2008, Vol 55 No. 4

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization Textbook, contributing author, American Heart Association, 2006.

Fiedor M, Hunt Elizabeth A, DeVita MA: “Teaching Organized Crisis Team Functioning Using Human Simulators”, in Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement. DeVita MA, Hillman K, Bellomo R (eds), Springer, NY 2006. pp 232-245.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Textbook, contributing author, American Heart Association, 2005.  

Fiedor, M, DeVita, M. “Human Simulation & Crisis-Team Training” in Simulators in Critical Care and Beyond, Society of Critical Care Medicine, © 2004.

 

Presentations at Meetings

Mohan, S., Sherman, F., Fiedor Hamilton, M. “The Use of Patient Simulation in A Clinical Rotation: Resident Education in Pediatric Cardiology diagnosis and Management., presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, April 28-May1, 2012, Boston, MA.

Turner, D., Goodman, D. “Development of a Multicenter Collaborative for Education Based research-Birth of the Education in Pediatric Intensive Care (EPIC) Investigators” presented at the 41st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, Houston, TX, Critical Care Medicine Dec 2011, 39 (12).

Turner, D. Mink, R. Winkler, M. Ross, S. Schuette, J., Mason, K. Biagas, K. Storgion, S. Goodman, D., for the Education in Pediatric Intensive Care (EPIC) Investigators. “How Are Communication and Professionalism taught and Evaluated Across the Continuum of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowships?” presented at the 41st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, Houston, TX, Critical Care Medicine Dec 2011, 39 (12).

Turner, D. Mink, R. Winkler, M. Ross, S. Schuette, J., Mason, K. Biagas, K. Storgion, S. Goodman, D., for the Education in Pediatric Intensive Care (EPIC) Investigators “Do Pediatric Critical Care medicine Fellowships meet the Accreditation council for Graduate Medical Education Requirements to Teach Communication and Professionalism?” presented at the 41st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, Houston, TX, Critical Care Medicine Dec 2011, 39 (12).

Shah, A, Fiedor Hamilton, M., Saladino, R Zuckerbraun, N. “Occurrence of Inpatient Condition A or C Events after Admission from a Pediatric Emergency Department (ED): Effect of an ‘ED Time-Out Vital Sign Review’ Process.” Platform Presentation. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference, San Francisco, October 2010.

Fiedor Hamilton, M, Watson, RS, Weinstein, E., Wilkie, L., Arnold, R., Thompson, AE.  “An Intensive, Simulation-Based Communication Course for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellows,” presented at the 40th Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, Miami FL, Critical Care Medicine Dec 2009 37 (12).

Fiedor, M., Thompson, AE; Clark, RS. “Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel, Contemporary Orientation Course for Acute Care Medical Trainees”,  presented at the 35th Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, San Francisco, CA, Critical Care Medicine, Dec 2005: 33(12).

Fiedor, M., Kochanek, P. , Watson, RS.,  Schaefer, J .Angus, D. “Preliminary Evaluation of SimBaby, A Novel Pediatric Simulator”, presented at the 34th Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, Critical Care Medicine, 2004: 32(12).

Dongilli, T, DeVita, M, Schaefer, J, Grbach, W, Fiedor, M, Grenvik, A. “The Use of Simulation Training in a Large Multihospital Health System to Increase Patient Safety”, presented at the 4th Annual International Meeting on Medical Simulation, Santa Fe, NM, January 2004.

Dongilli, T, Grbach, W, Fiedor, M, Grenvik, A, Devita, M. “Improving a Multi-Hospital Health System- The Use of Human Simulation Training to Increase Patient Safety,”, presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia, Santa Fe, NM, January 2004.

Fiedor, M, Venkataraman, S, Davidson B, Sacchi A, “Effect of Heliox on Effective Tidal Volume in a Pediatric Lung Model” presented at the 32nd Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational Symposium, Critical Care Medicine, 2002, 30(12) (Suppl).  Poster presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine 33rd Educational and Scientific Symposium; Orlando, FL, February 2002.

Felmet K, Fiedor M, and Carcillo J. “Effects of Age and Sepsis on Cortisol Synthesis in Critically Ill Children,” presented at the 31st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, San Diego, CA, Critical Care Medicine, 2001 29(12)

Felmet K, Fiedor M, Carcillo J.  “Dopamine, Hypoprolactinemia, and Secondary Infection in Critically Ill Children,” presented at the 31st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, San Diego, CA Critical Care Medicine, 2001 29(12).

Fiedor M, Felmet K, Watson RS, Hasset A, Carcillo J.  “Occult Thrombosis and Fibrinolysis in Critically Ill Children,” presented at the 31st Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposium, San Diego, CA, Critical Care Medicine, 2001: 29(12)