About Sickkids
About SickKids

Patricia Parkin, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Research Director, Paediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT), Division of Paediatric Medicine
Paediatrics

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Professor
Department of Paediatrics


Phone: 416-813-7654 x. 301544
Fax: 416-813-5979
e-mail: patricia.parkin@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Completed her MD at McMaster University in 1982, and postgraduate training in paediatric medicine (FRCPC) in 1987 with final year as Co-Chief Resident at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), followed by a Duncan Gordon Fellowship studying clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University in 1987-88. Appointed Assistant Professor in 1988, Associate Professor in 1996, Full Professor in 2011, Head of the Division of Paediatric Medicine from 1997 to 2004 and Director of the Fellowship Program, Division of Paediatric Medicine from 2004 to 2010. Currently director of Research, Paediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT), Division of Paediatric Medicine.

Clinical Care Activities

Inpatient hospitalist, Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Neurofibromatosis Clinic.

Research Interests

Outcomes research in paediatric medicine, including diagnosis, prevention and treatment of highly prevalent paediatric problems (eg injury, wheezing, dehydration, anemia) using epidemiologic methods (controlled clinical trials, observational methods, diagnostic test methodology, measurement methodology).

External Funding

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI)

Achievements

  • Harry Bain Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, SickKids, 1995, 1999, 2009

Publications

Maguire J, Salehi L, Birken C, Carsley S, Mamdani M, Thorpe K, Lebovic G, Khovratovich M, Parkin P: The association between total duration of breastfeeding and iron deficiency: A TARGet Kids! cross-sectional study. Pediatrics 2013 May; 131(5):e1530-7. (SRA)

Birken CS, Maguire J, Mekky M, Manlhiot C, Beck CE, DeGroot J, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, McCrindle BW, Parkin PC: Office-based randomized controlled trial to reduce screen time in preschool children: A TARGet Kids! Study.  Pediatrics 2012 Dec;130(6):1110-5.

Lara-Corrales I, Parkin PC, Stephens D, Hamilton J, Koren G, Weinstein M, Sibbald G, Pope E: The efficacy of trimethoprim in wound healing of patients with epidermolysis bullosa: a feasibility trial.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Feb: 66(2): pp 264-70.

Wahi G, Parkin PC, Beyene J, Uleryk EM, Birken CS:  Effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing screen time in children:  A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2011: 165(11): pp979-86

Birken CS, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, McCrindle BW, Manlhiot C, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Beck CE, Mekky M:  Parent factors associated with screen time in preschool children in primary care practice: A TARGet Kids! study.  Public Health Nutrition April 2011: 5: pp 1-5

Birken CS, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, McCrindle BW, Manlhiot C, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Beck CE, Mekky M:  Parent factors associated with screen time in preschool children in primary care practice: A TARGet Kids! study.  Public Health Nutrition April 2011: 5: pp 1-5

Parkin PC, Macarthur C, Khambalia A, Goldman RD, Friedman JN:  Clinical and laboratory assessment of dehydration severity in children with acute gastroenteritis.  Clinical Pediatrics 2010: 49(3):pp235-9.

Cohen E, Goldman RD, Ragone A, Uleryk E, Atenafu E, Sidiqui U, Mahmoud N, Parkin PC:  Child versus adult randomized controlled trials: a citation analysis of trends, 1985-2005.  Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2010: 164(3): pp 283-288.  

Mahant S, Mekky M, Parkin PC:  Integrating pediatric hospitalists in the academic health science center:  Practice and perceptions in a Canadian center.  Journal of Hospital Medicine 2010: 5(4): pp 228-233.

Bailey B, Gravel J, Goldman RD, Friedman JN, Parkin PC:  External validation of the clinical dehydration scale for children with acute gastro-enteritis.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010: 17: pp 583-588.

Maguire J, Mekky M, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Parkin PC:  Office based intervention to reduce bottle use among toddlers:  TARGet Kids! Pragmatic randomized trial. Pediatrics 2010 Aug: 126(2): pp e343-350.