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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Anna Jarvis, MS, BS, FRCP(C), FAAP, AB, PEM

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-5274
Fax: 416-813-5043
Email: anna.jarvis@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography


Paediatric Life Support Procedures, Clinical Outcomes, and Medical Education at all levels.

Dr. Jarvis qualified at the University of the West Indies then completed Rotating Internships in Paediatric Medicine and Surgery, Neurosurgery and General Surgery at The University of the West Indies Hospital, Jamaica. For two years she worked as the Casualty Officer at The Holberton Hospital, Antigua and had a part time family practice. Dr. Jarvis then completed four years of Paediatric Training at The Hospital for Sick Children followed by Oncology Clinic and Ward Work for four months with Dr. Marilyn Sonley, Director of Paediatric Oncology, The Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. She joined the staff in The Division of Emergency Services in 1997.

In September 200 until her recent retirement in June 2010, Dr. Jarvis was appointed Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Facility of Medicine, University of Toronto. This role has evolved with added responsibilities and title change to Associate Dean, Office of Health Professions Student Affairs.

Dr. Jarvis’ major educational contributions at The Hospital for Sick Children have been the creation and development of a wide variety of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Continuing Education and Life Support Educational Learning Opportunities. She also created, implemented and supervised the Department of Paediatrics Clinical Fellowship Program in Paediatric Emergency Medicine for 13 years

Academic Background

University of the West Indies



Research Interests

Over the past four years Dr. Jarvis has become involved with a number of Research Interests. In particular collaboration with The Canadian Paediatric Research Committee Outcomes Studies. The “CATCH” study’s objective is to describe a decision rule for indications to investigate with CT Scans children who experience minor head injuries. This study commenced in November 2000.


Jarvis, A et al: Drug Therapy for Emergency Physicans. (Lexchin, J, ed). Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2002.

Jarvis, A; LeBlanc, L; Warren D: Canadian Paediatric Triage and Acuity Scale: Implementation Guidelines for Emergency Departments. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) (Endorsed by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation, and l'Association des medecins d'urgence du Quebec (AMUQ), eds). Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, Ottawa, ON 2001: pp Supplement.

Jarvis DA, Schneeweiss S (co-editors): Paediatric Emergency Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1st Edition 2000.

Jarvis DA, Richardson S: Antibiotics and Pneumococcal Respiratory Infections in Canadian Children. The Pediatric Infection Report 2000: Mar 4(7).

Jarvis, A: Drowning, Electrical Injuries. In: Oxford Textbook of Primary Care 2002.
(In press)