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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jennifer Thull-Freedman, MD, MSCI, FAAP(PEM)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Emergency Medicine Clinical Fellowship Program

Phone: 416-813-2383
Email: jennifer.thull-freedman@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Thull-Freedman completed her medical doctorate at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She then completed a residency in Pediatrics through Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston where she served as a chief resident. Her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine was completed at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago through the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. During her fellowship, she also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University.

Dr. Thull-Freedman joined the faculty of the University of Toronto and the staff of the Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, in 2004. Her major professional interest is in the supervision of the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Clinical Fellowship Program. She also participates in organizing and teaching at many of the educational activities within the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Clinical Care Activities

Dr. Thull-Freedman’s clinical duties include providing care to patients and teaching students, residents, and fellows in the Emergency department.

Academic Background

University of Pennsyvania

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Research Interests

Dr. Thull-Freedman is conducting research on access to medical care for families with limited English proficiency.

External Funding

Children’s Research Foundation Grant
Thull-Freedman JD, Gupta S. The association between limited English proficiency and absence of a medical home among patients in a pediatric emergency department.

Alumnae Board of Northwestern University Grant
Thull-Freedman JD, Naseer F, Sheehan K. Limited English proficiency and access to care among Latinos seen in a pediatric emergency department.

American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant
Thull JD, Carlo M, Macias CM. Non-urgent use of the pediatric emergency department by English and Spanish-speaking patients: An intervention to encourage use of a primary care provider.