Speaker’s Name: Dr. Jabeen Fayyaz
Designation: Visiting Faculty, IHHN, UCMD UOL, Pakistan and AIIMS Jodhpur, India
Biography: Dr. Fayyaz joined SickKids in 2016 as a PEM Fellow and is currently a Staff Physician and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fayyaz graduated from Pakistan and worked as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) faculty at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), playing a key role in getting the EM specialty recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in 2011. Later, she worked at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), where she led the implementation of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), followed by a quality improvement initiative utilizing the LEAN Sigma methodology.
In 2016, she started her PEM fellowship at SickKids, followed by a one-year Simulation fellowship. In 2018, she completed her master’s degree in health professional education (AKUH), followed by a Ph.D. in simulation from the MGH IHP, an affiliate of Harvard, USA. She was recently appointed as the SimKids Medical director.
Dr. Fayyaz serves as the PEM internal fellowship program director and resuscitation lead. She is also the International Paediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) – INSPIRE PED Simulation fellowship Chair and a Board member of INSPIRE and IPSS directors. Passionate about utilizing distance simulation for community outreach and capacity building, she has worked with Indus Hospital and the health network, implementing a simulation-based PEM curriculum for EM residents and a one-year PEM certification program, with 27 physicians graduating in July 2023. A Simulation instructor course for faculty development was implemented, and more than 50 educators have been trained for Simulation-based education in Pakistan. Her international work extended to India, Egypt, and Ireland.
At SickKids, Dr. Fayyaz is the resuscitation lead for the competency-based medical education program (CBME) for Faculty, Faculty lead for the Hot wash debriefing program, Chair of the resuscitation oversight committee, and ED lead for CPR coach role implementation. Dr. Fayyaz’s interests include exploring simulation as systems and process testing, quality improvement and patient safety, and providing an enriching cultural environment in teaching and learning. She has been an active member of the Simulation Steering Committee since 2019.