Zeynep N. Salih, MD, MA
Asst: Sarah Worrell
Phone: (317) 274-4716
699 Riley Hospital Dr, RR 208
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Areas of Interest
Medical ethics, interprofessional education, using simulation in education and research, teamwork and communication research
Dr. Salih's academic interests are in medical ethics, teamwork and using simulation in communication and education research. She actively participated in the development of the ethics curriculum for neonatology fellows and is currently responsible for the implementation and evaluation of the program. She also has a long standing passion in perinatal communications between parents and the healthcare teams, especially the decision making process. Dr. Salih is also interested in team communications in the NICU. She is currently conducting a collaborative translational study investigating how teamwork communication is affected by a structered debriefing intervention using in-situ simulations. Dr. Salih also enjoys her role as a clinician educator caring for ill newborns and their families and teaching, mentoring undergraduate students, medical students, residents, nurses and fellows. She is also a member of several hospital committees including IU Health Ethics Committee, IU Health Pediatric Code Committee, Riley NICU Research Committee. She also serves at IUSM Clinical Assessment Committee, IUSM Curriculum Reform Committee and IUSM Medical Student Mentorship Committee. She is the ethics elective course director for pediatric residency program. She is also a faculty member at RESPECT. At national level Dr. Salih enjoys serving as the co-director for APA Bioethics SIG.
|2012||Master of Arts, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN|
|2002||Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center|
|2001||Resident, Pediatrics, Christ Hospital & Medical Center and Hope Children's|
|1999||Fellow, Neonatal-perinatal Medicine University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
|1990||MD, Ankara University School of Medicine|
Honors & Awards
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
IU Health University Hosptial
IU Health North Hospital
Research & Grants
My current research is focusing on 1. how the team communication during neonatal resuscitation in a level III NICU is affected by a structured debriefing using in-situ simulation technique, 2. influence of social networks among staff on team communications.
2011 - Improving Teamwork During Neonatal Resuscitation: Linking Training Using Simulation, Personal Social Networks and Larger Clinical Culture, Indiana CTSI, PI
2010 - Secure Communications among Cell Phones and Sensors for Medical Applications, Center for Applied Security Research, Indiana University, co-PI
1. O Yasa, K Isik, Z Salih. A patient with osteopetrosis and leukoerythroblastosis. Goztepe Medical Journal, 9; 42-44,1994.
2. Z Salih, A Senturk, S Ozcay, H. Erbil, T Kepce, T Ozdogan, N Ferendeci. The evaluation of 11 premature babies for retinopathy of prematurity. Goztepe Medical Journal, 12; 145-147, 1997.
3. MA. Grummer, ZN Salih, RD Zachman. Effect of retinoic acid and ethanol on retinoic acid receptor beta and glial fibrillary acidic protein mRNA expression in human astrocytoma cell line. Neuroscience Letters. 294 (2): 73-6, 2000.
4. Z Salih, A Akhter, J. Akhter. Specificity and Sensitivity of Hemosiderin Laden Macrophages in Routine Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Children. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 130 (11): 1684-86, 2006.
5. ZNI Salih, DWBoyle. Ethics Education in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in the United States. Seminars in Perinatology. 33: 397-404, 2009.