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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Susan Tallett, MB, BS, MEd, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Senior Physician, Qatar Project
International Affairs

Phone: 416-813-7770
Fax: 416-813-6520
Email: susan.tallett@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Cynthia Surman

Academic Background

  • MB.BS.: University of London, King’s College, England (1969)
  • Internship and paediatric training: London, England (1969 - 1972)
  • Residency training: University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (1972 - 1975)
  • FRCPC in paediatrics (1976)
  • MEd.: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (2000)

Learning Interests

Education Activities

  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Educational workload measures
  • CanMEDS in postgraduate training (roles of physician as medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar and professional)
  • Interprofessional education
  • Paediatric patient safety

Education Research

  • Educational workload measures
  • Interprofessional education
  • Patient safety and education


  • The Mickles Fellowship Award, University of Toronto. 2007
  • PAIRO Trust Fund Travel Award for Clinical Educators. 2005
  • University of Toronto Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education. 2003
  • Harry Bain Award for excellence in clinical teaching by a full time faculty member of the Department of Paediatrics, the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children.
  • Pairo Resident Advocate Award. 1998


Katz SL, Mehta SV, Lingard LL, Tallett SE: Experience and influence of resident involvement in the selection process for a pediatric residency program. Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 2002: 35:7: pp 423-429. SRI

O'Brodovich H, Tallett SE: Who will care for our sickest children? Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 2002: 35:8: pp 499-502. CPA

O'Brodovich H, Pleinys R, Laxer R, Tallett SE:, Rosenblum N, Sass-Kortsak C: Evaluation of a peer-reviewed career development and compensation program for physicians at an academic health science center. Pediatrics Electronic Pages (www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/111/1/e26) 2002. C

Bradley SJ, Jadaa DA, Brody J, Landy S, Tallett SE:, Watson W, Shea B,: Brief psychoeducational parenting program: an evaluation and 1-year follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry 2003: 42(10): pp 1171-1178. C

Muise A, Tallett SE:, Silverman ED: Are children with Kawasaki disease and prolonged fever at risk for macrophage activation syndrome? Pediatrics http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/112/6/e4952004: 112: pp e495. CPA

Tallett SE:, O'Brodovich H: Acquisition of competencies during the pediatric residency: a Canadian perspective. ScienceDirect: http://S0022347603008369 2004. PA

MacGregor D, Tallett SE:, MacMillan S, Gerber R, O'Brodovich H: Clinical and education workload measurements using personal digital assistant based software. Pediatrics 2006: 118(4): pp e985-991. C

Barrera M, D'Agostino N, Schneiderman G, Tallett SE:, Spencer L, Jovcevska V: Patterns of parental bereavement following the loss of a child and related factors. OMEGA 2007 2007: 55(2): pp 145-167. C

O'Brodovich H, Beyene J, Tallett SE:, MacGregor D, Rosenblum N: Performance of a career development and compensation program at an academic health science center. Pediatrics 2007: 119: pp e791-e797. C

Au H, Harrison M, Ahmet A, Orsino A, Beck CE, Tallett SE:, Gans M, Birken CS: Residents as health advocates: The development, implementation and evaluation of a child advocacy initiative at the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON). Paedatrics & Child Health 2007: 12: pp 567-571. C