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Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc

Job Title Director, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pediatric Simulation Center
Job Title Associate Director, Pediatric Programs, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER)
Job Title Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1997 Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE


2000 Milton S. Hershey School of Medicine, Hershey, PA


2003 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


2005 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Master's in Medical Education


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society for Medical Simulation
  • American Heart Association

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


  • Outstanding Intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


  • 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).
  • Fiedor, M, DeVita, M. Human Simulation & Crisis-Team Training Simulators. Critical Care and Beyond, Society of Critical Care Medicine, © 2004.
  • Fiedor M. Pediatric Simulation: A Valuable Tool for Pediatric Medical Education. Critical Care Medicine, 2004 Vol. 32, No. 2 (Suppl).
  • 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. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Jun;22(6):415-22.
  • Fiedor M, Hunt Elizabeth A, DeVita MA: Teaching Organized Crisis Team Functioning Using Human Simulators. Medical Emergency Teams: Implementation and Outcome Measurement. DeVita MA, Hillman K, Bellomo R (eds),  Springer, NY 2006. pp 232-245.
  • Hunt, E, Fiedor Hamilton, M. Eppich, W. Resuscitation Education: Narrowing the Gap b\Between Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines and Perfuormance Using Best Educational Practices. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Schexnayder, S, Zaritsky, A (eds) August 2008, Vol 55 No. 4.

    View Dr. Hamilton's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Simulation in Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Crisis Team Building
  • Team Theory Incorporating Simulation

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Creation, Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Education Curriculum
  • Advanced Pediatric Critical Care Initiative
Last Update
October 17, 2014
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Last Update
October 17, 2014