Teaching Excellence Academy Cohort 5

Office of Faculty Development


Transforming teaching by providing learning and support to the University of California Riverside School of Medicine faculty through the Teaching Excellence Academy, sessions, webinars, consultation, and online resources. View our upcoming programs and events here.

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Hybrid Mentoring: the data, the art, and a little coaching

Dr. Robyn Scatena is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. She grew up in California and studied cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University, where she played varsity soccer all four years. She then studied at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and went to Yale for her internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship. She took a faculty position at Yale and was promptly recruited to direct the intensive care unit at Norwalk Hospital in 2014.  

Dr. Scatena currently serves as the Medical Director for critical care at Norwalk Hospital and the Executive Director of the Patricia A. Tietjen, MD Teaching Academy at Nuvance Health. She launched the Teaching Academy in 2021 and it has quickly grown into a prestigious and vibrant community of clinical educators. In her role as Executive Director, Dr. Scatena is responsible for organizational strategy and growth planning for the academy, as well as curriculum design, educational content delivery and scholar project development. 

Dr. Scatena also serves as the site director for the Nuvance Global Health Program and maintains close professional connections with her counterparts at the partner site in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  

In her clinical work, Dr. Scatena treats patients with all forms of critical illness and pulmonary disease, specializing particularly in lung cancer. She is a clinical educator for medical students, internal medicine residents, physician assistant students and residents, respiratory therapy students, and pulmonary and critical fellows.  

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