Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc
Dr. Hamilton is the Associate Director of WISER, supervising the
area of pediatric simulation. She received a B.S. in biology from the
University of Wyoming and her MD from Creighton University School of Medicine
in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Penn State
School of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center and served one year as clinical
instructor of pediatrics and chief resident. She completed her pediatric
critical care fellowship at the Childrenís Hospital of Pittsburgh and was a T32
National Institute of Health grant recipient through the Safar Center for
Resuscitation Research in Pittsburgh. Currently, she serves as assistant
professor of critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Childrenís Hospital
of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
During her Safar fellowship, Dr. Hamilton received a masterís
degree in medical education from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of
Medicine and she focuses her departmental work on education and the role of
simulation in post-graduate medical education. She was the chief pediatric
adviser for the beta-testing of SimBaby, Laerdal, at WISER and she is a
facilitator for several pediatric simulation courses, including orientation
courses for pediatric critical care nurses and fellows. Other simulation
initiatives include pediatric difficult airway and pediatric procedural
sedation courses. Other interests include crisis team training for pediatrics
and the organization of hospital crisis response.
Mindy and her husband Chip enjoy golf, visiting her home in
Wyoming, and their golden retriever, Bentley.