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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MRCP, FAAP, FRCPC, M Ed

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Phone: 416-813-7532
Fax: 416-813-5043
Email: savithiri.ratnapalan@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Educational Activities

Co- Director Pediatric Procedural sedation Course

Development of Computer Assisted Learning Modules for Emergency Procedures

Director – ‘ Project Planning and Management Course’ Continuing Education Course, U of T

Research Interests

Medical education, Sedation and analgesia in children , Toxicology, Injury prevention, Paediatric Pharmacology.

Research Activities

  • Improving the Palatability of activated Charcoal
  • Periurethral cleansing prior to urinary catheterization in children- sterile water versus 10 per cent povidone-iodine
  • Noise levels in ED and its impact on education
  • Sedation for children with incarcerated inguinal hernias
  • Eye Injuries in Children
  • Dental infections and Dental injuries in children presenting to ED
  • Obesity in children presenting to ED
  • Error reduction initiative in ED

External Funding

Principal Investigator

Deans Excellence Fund for Medical Education University of Toronto 2004 – 2005. Development of a web-based tutorial for emergency procedures.

Paediatric Consultants Partnership Grant The Hospital for Sick Children 2004 – 2005

Paediatric Consultants Partnership Grant The Hospital for Sick Children 2006 – 2007


Paediatric Consultants Partnership Grant The Hospital for Sick Children 2003 – 2004
Paediatric Consultants Partnership Grant The Hospital for Sick Children 2005 – 2006


Ratnapalan S, Greenberg M, Armstrong D: Tattoos and MRI. AJR 2004: 183(2): 541.

Ratnapalan S, Ito S. Pediatric resident education and needs assessment in clinical pharmacology. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2004;11(1):e150-5.

Ratnapalan S, Bona N, Chandra K, Koren G: Physicians' Perception of Teratogenic Risk Associated with Radiography and CT During Early Pregnancy. AJR AM J Roentgenol 2004: 182(5): pp 1107-9

Ratnapalan S: A study in comparative values: the clinician-teacher. Royal College Outlook 2004: 1(2): pp 10-13

Ratnapalan S, Potylitsina Y, Tan LH, Roifman M, Koren G: Measuring a Toddler's Mouthful-Toxicological Considerations. Journal of Pediatrics 2003: 142: pp 729-30. PA

Ratnapalan S, Bona N, Koren G: Ionizing Radiation During Pregnancy. Can Fam Physician 2003: 49: pp 873-4.

Ratnapalan S, Costei A, Benson L, Griffith K, Doren G: Digoxin-Carvedilol Interactions in Children. Journal of Pediatrics 2003: 142: pp 572-4.

Ratnapalan S, Hilliard RI: Needs Assessment in Postgraduate Medical Education: A Review. Med Educ Online (www.med-ed-online.org) 2002: 7: pp 1-8.

Ratnapalan S, Koren G: Taking ACE inhibitors during pregnancy. Is it safe? Canadian FamilyPhysician 2002: 48: pp 1047-9.

Diav-Citrin O, Ratnapalan S, Groughi M, Roifman C, Koren G: Medication errors in Paediatrics: a case report and systematic review of risk factors. Paediatric Drugs 2000: 2: pp 239-242.

Ratnapalan S, Diav-Citrin O, King S, Koren G: Universal HIV testing in pregnancy - Editorial. Canadian Family Physician 2000: 46: pp 508-510.

Ratnapalan S, King S, Koren G: Testing Women for HIV - Motherisk Update. Canadian Family Physician 1997: 43: pp 1349-1351.

Books/Chapters in Books

Ratnapalan S: Clinical Pharmacology. In: The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Paediatrics (Cheng A, William B, Sivarajn B, eds). Elsvier Canada. 10th Edition, Toronto 2003: pp 128-137.

Schneeweiss S, Ratnapalan S, Pirie J: Pediatric Sedation Handbook. Pediatric Sedation Handbook Toronto. 2003.