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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Bill Mounstephen, BSc, MD, FRCPC(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-5810
Fax: 416-813-5043
Email: bill.mounstephen@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. William Mounstephen provides medical and administrative leadership in the Emergency Department. He has been a member of the division since July 1990. During his four years as medical director, his main goal has been to recruit paediatric emergency medicine-trained physicians. To date, he has increased the number of staff from eight to 14 full-time positions with anticipated additional hires coming on board next year. With this base of paediatric emergency medicine-trained physicians the division has been able to expand the scope of practice in the Emergency Department.

The next goal is to work with the Emergency Departments new Child Health Services Director to build a team concept in the department. Paramedics have been introduced into the department and the plan is for respiratory therapists and child life specialists to join them. In addition to building the Emergency Department team, William is working with each division in the hospital to ensure that what is done in the Emergency Department is appropriate from a patient care point of view. Questions to be answered include: Is it still viable to continue to be a community hospital and an academic tertiary teaching centre Emergency Department? Or do we need to change what the Emergency Department has traditionally been in this hospital?

The overall goal is to build not only the largest paediatric emergency program in Canada but one of the best in North America in clinical, research, and educational endeavours.