About Sickkids
About SickKids

Trey Coffey, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Medicine

Medical Officer for Patient Safety, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator, SickKids Research Insitute
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Associate Director, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Department of Paediatrics


Phone: 416-813-7938 (External); Ext 207938 (Internal)
Fax: 416-813-5663
e-mail: trey.coffey@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Cindy Groff
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5795 (External); Ext 205795 (Internal)
Alternate e-mail: cindy.groff@sickkids.ca

Academic Background

Dr. Trey Coffey received her BSc in Biology from the University of Michigan and MD from the University of Chicago. She completed Pediatric Residency at the University of Washington, where she went on to serve as Chief Resident before joining SickKids in 2005. In 2009, Coffey completed the University of Toronto Certificate in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Research Interests

Patient safety, including medication safety, epidemiology and detection of adverse events, disclosure and handoff.

Learning Intersts

Disclosure of adverse events and patient handoffs.

Achievements

Coffey successfully piloted a patient safety initiative, Medication Reconciliation, on the inpatient units and helped lead its spread throughout the organization. Since then she has gone on to participate in and lead numerous divisional and hospital quality and safety initiatives such as the implementation of the I-PASS handoff program. In 2015 Coffey was appointed Medical Lead of the ambitious Caring Safely initiative.

Publications

Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Rosenbluth G, Allen AD, Noble EL, Tse LL, Dalal AK, Keohane CA, Lipsitz SR, Rothschild JM, Wien MF, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, O'Toole JK, Wilson KM, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Mahant S, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Patel SJ, Bale JF, Spackman JB, Stevenson AT, Calaman S, Cole FS, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, and the I-PASS Study Group: Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program [PMID:25372088].  New England Journal of Medicine 2014: 371(19): pp 1803-12.  C

Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND, and members of the I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee: Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: A multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs.  [As a member of the Educational Executive Committee, I was a non-writing author. Contributions to this publication include curriculum development].  [PMID: 24871238].  Academic Medicine 2014: 89(6): pp 876-884.  C

O'Toole JK, West DC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Calaman S, Rosenbluth G, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee: Placing faculty development front and center in a multisite educational initiative: lessons from the I-PASS Handoff study.  [As a member of the Education Executive Committee, I was a non-writing author. Contributions to this publication include curriculum development].  [PMID: 24767774].  Academic Pediatrics 2014: 14(3): pp 221-224.  C

Calaman S, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Allen AD, Tse LL, Bale JF, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Cole FS, Destino L, Everhart J, Hepps J, Kahana M, McGregor RS, Patel SI, Rosenbluth G, Srivastava R, Stevenson A, West DC, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, Yu CE, Lopreiato JO: I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Computer module. https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9337.  MedEdPORTAL 2013.  C

O'Toole JK, Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Rosenbluth G, West DC, Landrigan CP, Allen AD, Noble EL, Srivastava R, Tse LL, Hepps J, Lopreiato JO, Calaman S, Yu CE, Spector ND, and the I-PASS Educational Executive Committee: I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty development resources.  [As a member of the Educational Executive Committee, I was a non-writing author.  Contributions to this publication include curriculum development].  Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9540.  MedEdPORTAL 2013.  C

Calaman S, Hepps JH, Spector ND, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Lopreiato JO, and the I-PASS Educational Executive Committee: I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Handoff simulation exercises. [As a member of the Educational Executive Committee, I was a non-writing author.  Contributions to this publication include curriculum development]. Available from www.mededportal.org/publication/9402.  MedEdPORTAL 2013.  C

Spector ND, Starmer AJ, Allen AD, Bale JF, Bismilla Z, Calaman S, Coffey M, Cole FS, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Hepps JH, Kahana M, Lopreiato JO, McGregor Rs, O'Toole JK, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Srivastava R, Stevenson AT, Tse LL, West DC, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP: I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Core resident workshop. Available from:  www.mededportal.org/publication/9311.  MedEdPORTAL 2013.  C

Paola Luca, Trey Coffey, Sherri Adams, Alejandra Rag one, Eyal Cohen, Anne Matlow: Using a Novel Patient Medication List for Ambulatory Pediatric Patients Within a Hospital-Based Complex Care Program. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and patient Safety 2011: 37(12): pp 560-567.

Maitreya Coffey, Kelly Thomson, Susan Tallett, Anne Matlow: "Pediatric Residents' Decision-making around Disclosing and Reporting Adverse Events: The Importance of Social Context.” Academic Medicine 2010: 85(10): pp 1619-1625.

A. Starmer et al and the I-PASS Study Group: I-PASS: a Mnemonic to Standardize Verbal handoffs. [As Site PI for the I-PASS Study, I was a non-writing author. Contributions to date have included participation in study design, obtaining funding, and overseeing data collection]. Pediatrics 2012: 129(2): pp 201-204.

Matlow AG, Baker GR, Flintoft V, Cochrane D, Coffey M, Cohen E, Cronin CMG, Damignani R, Dube R, Gabraith R, Hartfield D, Newhook LA, Nijssen-Jordan C: Adverse Events Among Children in Canadian Hospitals: The Canadian Paediatric Adverse Events Study. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2012: 184(13): pp E709-E718.

T. Sectish et al with input and acknowledgement of input from the I-PASS Study Group: Establishing a Multisite Education and Research Project Requires Leadership, Expertise, Collaboration, and an Important Aim. [As Site PI for the I-PASS Study, I was a non-writing author. Contributions to date have included participation in study design, obtaining funding, and overseeing data collection]. Pediatrics 2010: 126: pp 619-622.

Maitreya Coffey, Lynn Mack, Kim Streitenberger, Teresa Bishara, Laura De Faveri, Anne Matlow: Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Medication Discrepancies at Pediatric Hospital Admission. Academic Pediatrics 2009: 9(5): pp 360-365.

Maitreya Coffey, Patricia Cornish, Tessie Koonthanam, Edward Etchells, Anne Matlow: Implementation of Admission Medication Reconciliation at Two Academic Health Centres: Challenges and Success Factors. Healthcare Quarterly Patient Safety Papers 2009: 12(sp): pp 102-109.

Maitreya Coffey: Medication Reconciliation: Coming to a Hospital Near You. Paediatrics & Child Health 2009: 14(2): pp 76-77.