Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD

Sandrijn M. van Schaik, MD PhD is Professor of Pediatrics with a clinical appointment in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. She is the inaugural Baum Family Presidential Chair for Experiential Learning and serves as the Education Director of UCSF’s Simulation Center. She also is the Director of Faculty Development for the Learning and Caring Environment in the Center for Faculty Educators at UCSF, vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and the Fellowship Director for pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. van Schaik received her medical degree from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She earned a PhD degree studying the pathogenesis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo New York and the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She completed pediatric residency at the Floating Hospital, Tufts University, Boston followed by Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship training at UCSF. Since fellowship, she has devoted her career to education. She completed the Teaching Scholar Program followed by a 2-year Medical Education Research Fellowship at UCSF, and subsequently was selected for the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr Foundation Faculty Scholar program. Her research in the domains of interprofessional collaboration and communication, simulation, and faculty development has been published in premier educational research journals. In 2018, she co-authored a vision paper commissioned by the Macy Foundation for the Foundation’s consensus conference on learning environments in the health professions and she is currently leading efforts locally and nationally to improve clinical learning environments. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, and a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.