Clinical Interests: Medical education, including the use of medical simulation to improve clinical skills and patient outcomes. Dr. Sawyer currently serves as Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Special Interest Group on Simulation-based Medical Education, and as Co-Chair of the International Pediatric Simulation Society’s (IPSS) Committee on Education
Scholarly Focus: The use of simulation for procedural and team training, and defining optimal debriefing methodologies in medical simulation
Administration/Education Roles: Dr. Sawyer’s local teaching activities are focused on educating pediatric residents and neonatology fellows in the NICUs at Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center. He is Assistant Director of the Fellowship Training Program
Sawyer T, Sierocka-Casteneda A, Chan D, Berg B, Lustik M, Thompson M. The Effectiveness of Video-Assisted Debriefing Versus Oral Debriefing Alone at Improving Neonatal Resuscitation Performance: A Randomized Trial. Simulation in Healthcare. 2012. In Press
von Elten K, Sawyer T, Kanis A, Studer M, Lentz-Kapua S. A Case of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology. 2012. In press
Johnson L, Mu T, Sawyer T. Use of Medical Simulation in Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Programs. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2012. In press
Deering S, Sawyer T, Maurer D, Mikita J, Roth B. 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. 2012. In press
Sawyer T, Laubach V, Hudak J, Yamamura K, Pocrnich M. Improvements in Teamwork during Neonatal Resuscitation after Interprofessional TeamSTEPPS® Training
Neonatal Network®: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2012. In press.
Delaney H, Sawyer T, Weisse M. Current practices regarding Staphylococcus aureus surveillance, prophylaxis, and decolonization among United States neonatal intensive care units: Results of a national survey. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2012; In press.
Delaney H, Rooks VJ, Wolfe S, Sawyer T. Term Neonate with Intracranial Hemorrhage and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Perinatology. 2012; In press
Sawyer T, Sierocka-Casteneda A, Chan D, Berg B, Lustik M, Thompson M. Deliberate Practice Using Simulation Improves Neonatal Resuscitation Performance. Simulation in Healthcare. 2011;6(6):327-336.
Sawyer T, Johnson L, Ballard B, Nemmers S. Neonatal intracranial-intraocular hemorrhage “Terson syndrome”: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2011;4(2):169-172.
Mu TS, Jordan CP, Uyehara CFT, Sawyer T. Survey of Neonatologists’ Definition of Permissive Hypercapnia in Premature Infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2011;4(2):111-117.
Sawyer T, Lindley L, Chiles D. Phototherapy for Jaundice (Clinical Procedures - Pediatric and Neonatal). eMedicine from WebMD. Updated 5/23/2011. In press
Sawyer T, Stein A, Olson H, Mahnke C.B. Development of the competency based objective resident education using virtual patients system. Medical Education Development. 2011;1:e5. Available at: http://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/med.