Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Neonatology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSEd - Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Assistant Director, Neonatal Education Simulation Training Program

Attending Neonatologist

Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Sawyer T, Stavroudis TA, Ades A, Dadiz R, Dammann CEL, Halamek LP, Moussa A, Soghier L, Gupta A, Aliaga S, Umoren R, French H, for the Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors Task Force on Simulation. Simulation in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programs. Am J Perinatol. Jul 19, 2019.

Johnston L, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A, Whitfill T, Ades A, French H, Glass K, Dadiz R, Bruno C, Levit O, Gangadharan S, Scherzer D, Moussa A, Auerbach M, INSPIRE Research Network. Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation. Academic Pediatrics 2019; 19(2):157-164.

Izatt S, Gray M, Dadiz R, French H. Development and Implementation of a National Neonatology Flipped Classroom Curriculum. JGME, 2019; 335-336.

2018

French H, Gray M, Gillam-Krakauer M, Bonachea E, Carbajal M, Payne A, Vasquez M, Rubinos L, Falck A, Izatt S, Dadiz R. Flipping the Classroom: A National Pilot Curriculum for Physiology in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Journal of Perinatology 2018; 38:1420-1427.

Johnston L, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A, Whitfill T, French H, Glass K, Dadiz R, Bruno C, Levit O, Gangadharan S, Scherzer D, Moussa A, Auerbach M;INSPIRE Research Network. Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation. Acad Pediatr. August 2018. 

2016

French H, Hales R. Simulation for Faculty Development. Seminars in Perinatology, 2016; 40:455-465.

Sawyer T, French H, Ades A, Johnston L. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow Procedural Experience and Competency Determination: Results of a National Survey. Journal of Perinatology, 2016; 36(7):570-574.

2015

Sawyer T, White M, Zaveri P, Chang T, Ades A, French H, Anderson J, Auerbach M, Johnston L, Kessler D. Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain: An Evidence-based Pedagogical Framework for Procedural Skill Training in Medicine. Academic Medicine, 2015; 90(8):1025-33.

2014

Sawyer T, French H, Soghier L, Barry J, Johnston L, Anderson J, Ades A. Educational perspectives: Boot camps for neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows. Neoreviews. 2014; 15;e46. Read the abstract.

Books

Chapters

2020

French H, Elsenawy S, Fransicovich C, Williams S.  Interprofessional Teamwork and Communication in ECMO Simulation. In: Johnston L, Su L (eds). ECMO Simulation – A Theoretical and Practical Guide. New Brunswick, NJ: Springer, 2020.

French H.  Resuscitation Leadership.  In: Soghier L, Robin B (eds). Neonatal Simulation Guidebook. Chicago, IL: AAP, 2020.

2018

French HM, Simmons RA.  Infant of the Diabetic Mother.  In: Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Orange JS, Penney DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 23rd Edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical, 2018.

2015

Gray M, French HM. The Use of Simulation Training in Preparation for Neonatal and Infant Airway Emergencies. In: Sobol S, Lioy J, ed. Disorders of the Neonatal Airway. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 345-361.

2011

French HM, Simmons RA. Infant of the diabetic mother. In: Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Lister G, First L, Gershon, A (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics, 22nd Edition. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.

Posters and Presentations

2012

French HM, Calaman S, Dickerman M, Levine L. Maximizing the power of simulation: Strategies for designing simulation exercises across the continuum of learners. Pediatric Academic Societies. 2012 Nov 20, Boston, MA.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-2024, American Board of Pediatrics
 - Sub-Board Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
2017-2021, Organization of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD) Executive Council
 - 2019-2021, Chair
 - 2016-present, National Neonatology Curriculum Project, Chair
2015-2017, Academic Pediatric Association Simulation-Based Medical Education (SBME) Special Interest Group (SIG), Co-Chair