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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Karen Kinnear, MBA, RN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Vice President
Clinical


Phone: 416-813-5449
Fax: 416-813-5507
Email: karen.kinnear@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Leila Kelly
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6908
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5393
Alternate Email: leila.kelly@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Karen Kinnear is a senior healthcare leader with over 25 years of healthcare experience, including 18 years of  leadership and management in Paediatric Academic Health Care.  An innovative, tenacious and values driven leader with financial acumen, business and strategic planning skills and results oriented, Karen has led and managed the operations of some of world’s best paediatric clinical programs.

Karen oversees a portfolio that includes Ambulatory Services, Perioperative Services and Central Re-processing, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Rehabilitation Services, Genetics and Rare Diseases Programs, and Clinical Informatics and Technology Programs, including telemedicine and the Ontario, Nunavut and Manitoba Poison Centres hosted by SickKids.    

Karen has been with The Hospital for Sick Children for 28 years, beginning with her career as a staff nurse in the Cancer Centre in 1990. In 2001 she was appointed to a clinical director role and earned her MBA in 2004. She became Executive Director in 2011 and Vice President, Clinical in 2014.