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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Carolyn Beck, MD, M.Sc, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

Director of Inpatient Unit
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics


Email: carolyn.beck@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Donna Whitely
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6933
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5663
Alternate Email: donna.whitely@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Completed post-graduate training as co-chief resident in paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2002. In 2004, completed a Restracomp and CIHR-funded fellowship in Academic General Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children, as well as an MSc degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. Appointed as a staff paediatrician (clinical specialist), Division of Paediatric Medicine, and Assistant Professor, University of Toronto in 2004.

1998 - Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
2002 - Paediatric Medicine
2004 - Master of Science, McMaster University

Areas of Specialty:

Paediatric Medicine

Academic Background

MD, M.Sc, FRCPC
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Research Interests

Research Activities

  • Diagnosis and management of acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children.
  • Maintenance intravenous fluid therapy for hospitalized children.
  • Paediatric hospitalist medicine.

Achievements

2004-2005 - Canadian Institute for Health Research Fellowship

2003 - Restracomp Studentship Award, Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund - The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Student Scholarship Program

Publications

Journal Publications

Au H, Harrison M, Ahmet A, Orsino A, Beck CE, Tallett S, Gans M, Birken CS: Residents as health advocates: the development, implementation and evaluation of a child advocacy initiative at the University of Toronto.  Paediatric Child Health 2007: 12: pp 567-571. 

Beck CE: Hypotonic versus isotonic maintenance intravenous fluid therapy in hospitalized children: a systematic review.  Clinical Pediatrics 2007: 46: pp 764-770. 

Wendtlandt K, Beck CE: A child with gastrointestinal bleeding.  Paediatrics and Child Health 2007: 12: pp 869-870.  

Beck CE, Parkin PC, Friedman JN: Pediatric hospitalist medicine: an overview and a perspective from Toronto, Canada.  Clinical Pediatrics 2008: 47: pp 546-548.  

Lim D, Beck CE: Clinician's Corner: Seizures as a clue to...  Pediatrics and Child Health 2008: 13: pp 615.  


Book Chapters

Beck CE: Your baby's first few days, Your baby's months 2 to 6, Introducing solid food.  In:  Canada's Baby Care Book:  A Complete Guide from Birth to 12 Months Old (Friedman JN, Saunders N, eds).  Robert Rose Inc., Toronto 2007.  

Friedman JN, Beck CE: Parenteral fluid therapy for infants and children (Chapter 152).  In:  Conn's Current Therapy 2008 (Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds).  Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia PA 2008: pp 613-618.  

Beck CE: Your older toddler (Age 2 to 3 Years).  In:  Canada's Toddler Care Book: A Complete Guide from 1 to 5 Years Old (Friedman JN, ed).  Robert Rose Inc., Toronto 2009. 

Friedman JN, Beck CE: Parenteral fluid therapy for infants and children.  In:  Conn's Current Therapy 2009 (Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds).  Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia PA 2009: pp 626-631.  

Friedman JN, Beck CE: Parenteral fluid therapy for infants and children.  In:  Conn's Current Therapy 2010 (Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds).  Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia PA 2010: pp 633-638.