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Taylor Sawyer, DO, Neonat/Perinatology, Seattle, WA, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center

TaylorLeeSawyerDOMBA, MEd(He/Him)

Neonat/Perinatology Seattle, WA

Division Head and William Alan Hodson Endowed Chair of Neonatology

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  • Dr. Taylor Sawyer is a neonatologist in Seattle, WA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, and UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice 16 years. He is experienced in airway management, intubation, and neonatal resuscitation. He has more than 100 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of Washington MBA, 2019 - 2021
  • University of Cincinnati
    University of CincinnatiMaster's, Education, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Hawaii
    University of HawaiiFellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2005 - 2008
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Tripler Army Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 2001 - 2004
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2001
  • Coe College
    Coe CollegeB.A., Molecular Biology, General Biology, Physical Science, Cum Laude, 1994 - 1997
  • Kirkwood Community College
    Kirkwood Community CollegeAssociate, Arts, 1991 - 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State License 2012 - 2025
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State License 2002 - 2024
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 1st Place, Research Award International Pediatric Simulation Symposium and Workshops, 2013
  • 2nd Place, Human Factors Award Competition 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, 2011
  • 3rd Place, Leo Geppert Research Award Competition American Academy of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Boot Camps for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows  
    Sawyer T, French H, Soghier L, Barry J, Johnston L, Anderson J, Ades A, NeoReviews, 2/1/2014
  • Simulation-based Procedural Skills Maintenance Training for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Faculty  
    Sawyer T, Strandjord T, Cureus, 1/1/2014
  • Perceived Effects of Deployments on US Army Pediatricians' Clinical and Procedural Skills and Physician Reentry Program Development  
    Braun L, Sawyer T, Kavanagh L, Deering S, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Building Hope: Improving Patient Safety Using In Situ Simulation to Test New Clinical Units
    Stone K, Reid J, Roberts J, Thompson D, Sawyer T, Uspal N, Coleman T, Christensen P, Harder L, Hassell J, Evans E, Stephanian D, Zaichkin J, International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW), Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Vienna Austria, 2014; Vancouver B.C., 2014, 5/1/2014
  • Using In-situ Simulation to Prepare Clinical Staff for a New Facility
    Thompson DR, Reid J, Stone K, Roberts J, Sawyer T, Christensen P, Harder L, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver B.C., 5/1/2014
  • Correlations between Technical Skill and Behavioral Skill in Neonatal Resuscitation
    Sawyer T, Leonard D, Sierocka-Castaneda A, Chan D, Thompson M, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver B.C., 5/1/2014
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  • Neonatal Issues for Nurse Midwives 
    Bastyr University, Kenmore WA - 6/1/2014
  • Helping Teacher Create Better Healthcare Simulations for their Learners 
    Vancouver, B.C. - 5/1/2014
  • Strategies for Simulation Based Competency Assessment of Procedural Skills 
    Vancouver, B.C. - 5/1/2014
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