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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Afrothite Kotsakis, BSc Hons, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Critical Care Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-6485
Email: afrothite.kotsakis@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: 416-813-6477
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 x 228385
Alternate Fax: 416-813-7299
Alternate Email: melanie.hamilton@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Kotsakis became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Paediatrics in 2003 following paediatric training at McMaster University. She later became accredited in Paediatric Critical Care in 2005 after Fellowship training at The Hospital for Sick Children from 2003-2005.

Kotsakis received further training in Cardiac Critical Care at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in the UK. In February 2005 she commenced her position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics as a staff physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and is cross appointed to the Division of Cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Kotsakis has received a Masters of Education (Higher Education stream) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. She is the Pediatric Critical Care Program Director and her research interests are in the use of simulation for the assessment of competency and curriculum development in Critical Care Medicine.


Implementation of a multicenter rapid response system in pediatric academic hospitals is effective.
Kotsakis A, Lobos AT, Parshuram C, Gilleland J, Gaiteiro R, Mohseni-Bod H, Singh R, Bohn D; Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Collaborative.
Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):72-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-0756. Epub 2011 Jun 20.

An implementation strategy for a multicenter pediatric rapid response system in Ontario.
Lobos AT, Costello J, Gilleland J, Gaiteiro R, Kotsakis A; Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Collaborative.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010 Jun;36(6):271-80, 241.

Clinically important venous thromboembolism in pediatric critical care: a Canadian survey.
Kotsakis A, Cook D, Griffith L, Anton N, Massicotte P, MacFarland K, Farrell R, Hutchison J; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
J Crit Care. 2005 Dec;20(4):373-80.