Pediatric Simulation Center

The Pediatric Simulation Center of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is designed to address the educational needs of the clinical staff and the medical needs of our patients. It incorporates life-like simulators and multi-task trainers that allow healthcare professionals to recognize and manage a wide assortment of pediatric-related medical conditions.

Offering a learning system based on adult education principles, the Pediatric Simulation Center also helps faculty and staff create simulation courses tailored to the needs of our patients.

Our Pediatric Simulation Center Team

Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc, is the director of the Pediatric Simulation Center. She is also an assistant professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the associate director of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER).

Simulation specialists

  • Jon Mazur
  • Nichole Erny
  • Larry Kobulinsky

Additional Information

For more information, call the Pediatric Simulation Center at 412-692-5084.

To learn more or to sign-up for a course, visit the Pediatric Simulation Center Web site at



Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc

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  • Pediatric Simulation Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 2
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224