Ashley L. Siems, M.D., currently serves as the Director of Education in the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. As a graduate of George Washington University’s Master Teacher Leadership Development Program, she is currently working on completing her Master’s in Education. She is actively pursuing educational scholarship in how we train physicians in non-technical skills, with focus on leadership training and inter-disciplinary communication.
Dr. Siems helps direct the education of residents, fellows, faculty and nursing in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. She is the physician lead for the simulation in SITU Program in the pediatric ICU. She is also actively investigating how teams form mental models in the ICU and how to improve the quality of CPR delivered in pediatric hospitals. She aims to improve outcomes in children after cardiac arrest.
Dr. Siems is board certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and General Pediatrics. She completed her medical degree at New York Medical College, her residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, a chief residency at the same program, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s National Medical Center.