Adrian D. Zurca, MD

Adrian D. Zurca, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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About Me

Adrian Zurca, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine and then went on to his residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after which he joined the faculty at Penn State Children's Hospital. Dr. Zurca also holds a master's in human development and education. He is interested in medical simulation, curriculum development and medical education, and his research currently focuses on resident education, clinical decision-making and assessment of procedural competency. Dr. Zurca is also program director for the pediatric critical care fellowship.

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Professional Education

Education

Medical School, New York University, School of Medicine - 2009

Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Children's National Medical Center - Pediatrics - 2015

Residency

Residency, Pediatrics Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Connecticut) - 2012

Research Interests

  • Family-Provider Communication
  • Medical Education

Academic Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Simulation

Awards

  • Top Educator in Pediatrics Award, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016, 2017
  • Scholarship in Education Award, Penn State College of Medicine - 2016

Honors

  • Child HCAHPS Inpatient Dean’s List; Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction - 2016
  • Outstanding Rookie Teacher of the Year, Pediatrics - 2016