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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Christopher Parshuram, MB.ChB. DPhil. FRACP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician, PICU
Critical Care Medicine

Research Institute
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Critical Care Medicine & Paediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Health Policy Management & Evaluation

Phone: 416-813-6504
Fax: 416-813-7299
Email: christopher.parshuram@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Erika Robinson
Alternate Email: erika.robinson@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Parshuram graduated from Otago University of New Zealand (1990), with prizes in medicine and pharmacology. Following a residency in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, he moved to Canada where he completed specialist fellowship training in pediatric critical care medicine and clinical pharmacology in Toronto and Edmonton. He completed his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology in 2005, on the subject of patient safety.

Parshuram was appointed as a staff physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Hospital for Sick Children in 2003, and is a scientist in Child Health Evaluation Sciences in the Research Institute. In addition to formal training in systems of healthcare delivery, Parshuram has expertise in cardiac arrest prevention, reducing errors that are associated with medications, and preventing fatigue in healthcare workers. He has received peer-reviewed research funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is a career scientist of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Research Interests

Patient Safety

Research Activities

Resuscitation, Fatigue, Medication Safety

Research, Education and Clinical Hub:


External Funding

Heart & Stroke Foundation 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)