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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Kristen Davidge, MD MSc FRCS(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery

Phone: 416-813-7000 X6448

External Email: kristen.davidge@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Katrina Paulino
Alternate Email: katrina.paulino@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Davidge graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 2005, and subsequently completed her residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2012.  During her residency, she completed a two-year Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology that was supported through local and national funding agencies.  Dr. Davidge then pursued fellowship training in hand, peripheral nerve, and microsurgery at the Washington University of St. Louis, under the direction of Dr. Susan Mackinnon.  

She also completed a second fellowship in Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children.  Dr. Davidge joined The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto in 2015, where her clinical focus is in paediatric hand, peripheral nerve, and microsurgery.  

Her research program currently focuses on patient-reported outcomes and knowledge translation in congenital hand surgery, as well as improving understanding of pain in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy.  Dr. Davidge has been the recipient of numerous awards for her clinical, academic, and research work, and is the author of several peer-reviewed publications.

Research Interests

2015 - Pain in obstetric brachial plexus palsy; Principal Investigator

2015 - Caregiver reported outcomes in congenital hand surgery; Principal Investigator

2014 - Developing a PROM for children with facial differences; Collaborator

2013- Outcomes of peroneal nerve decompression: a 5-year review

2013- Peroneal neuropathy and Falls Risk: a pilot study

2013- Nerve transfers in tetraplegia


2013 Alumni of Distinction Award, Toronto French School

2012 Dr. A. Ross Tilley Foundation Scholarship

2012 Shafie S. Fazel Outstanding Resident Surgeon and Investigator Award (UofT)

2005 Cody Gold Medal for highest ranked honors standing in the 4 years of the Doctor of Medicine Program

2005 Dr Arthur V. Brown Endowment Fund for highest standing in the 4th medical year

2005 Herbert Alexander Bruce Medal for highest standing in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Surgery

2005 Irving Heward Cameron Undergraduate Scholarship in Surgery for highest standing in Surgery during the 3rd and 4th medical years

2005 Chappel Prize in Clinical Surgery

2005 Dr. Fred Douglas Memorial Award in Respiratory Disease


Davidge KM, Yee A, Moore AM, Mackinnon S. The supercharge end-to-side anterior interosseous to ulnar motor nerve transfer for restoring intrinsic function: Clinical experience. PRS 2015 Sep;136(3):344e-52e.

Davidge KM, Gontre G, Tang D, Yee A, Damiano M, Mackinnon SE. The 'hierarchical' scratch collapse test for identifying and prioritizing multi-level ulnar nerve compression. Hand. Accepted 2014.

Poppler LH, Davidge K, Lu JCY, Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Alternatives to sural nerve grafts in the upper extremity. Hand, Accepted 2014

Davidge KM, Hofer SOP, Swallow CJ, Zhong T.  Impact of flap reconstruction on perineal wound complications following ablative surgery for advanced and recurrent rectal cancers.  Ann Surg Oncol; 2014;21:2068-2073.

Zieske L, Ebersole GC, Davidge KM, Fox I, Mackinnon SE. Revision carpal tunnel surgery: A 10-year review of intraoperative findings and outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2013;38:1530-1539.

Davidge KM, Brown M, Morgan P, Semple J. Processes of care in autogenous breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: Expediting postoperative discharge in an ambulatory setting. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013; 132:339-344.

Ebersole GC, Davidge KM, Damiano M, Mackinnon SE. Validity and responsiveness of the DASH as an outcome measure following ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome.  Plast Reconstr Surg 2013; 132:81-90.