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Paediatric Project ECHO

About the team

Acute and Chronic Pain

Dr. Fiona Campbell, B.Sc, MD, FRCA
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Acute and Chronic PainPhoto of Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is an Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is Co-Director of the SickKids Pain Centre, and President-Elect of the Canadian Pain Society. She co-chairs the Pediatric Chronic Pain Advisory Network in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health, developing a provincial strategy for paediatric pain services. Recently her expertise and leadership roles are helping inform the Canadian opioid crisis. She is medical editor on the international Online Paediatric Pain Curriculum, and has developed an opioid e-learning module. She is on the Pain Editorial Board of AboutKidsHealth, a SickKids website for children and families. Her research includes identifying factors influencing the transition from acute to chronic pain, and in the self-management of paediatric pain.

Jennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Acute & Chronic Pain

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Jennifer Tyrrell is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Paediatric Chronic Pain Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She co-chairs the Clinical Care Subcommittee of the Chronic Pain Advisory Network, is a Pediatric Representative on Action Ontario, an advocacy group for individuals living with neuropathic pain, and member of the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome provincial advisory panel. Jennifer is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

Bariatric Care

Dr. Jill Hamilton, MD, FRCPC
Role: Medical Lead, Bariatric Care

Photo of Jill HamiltonDr. Jill Hamilton is a Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute, and Professor of Paediatrics at University of Toronto, Director of the Centre for Healthy Active Kids at SickKids, and Medical Director of the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP). STOMP is a clinic devoted to the medical and surgical management of severe obesity in children and adolescents. Hamilton's research interests focus on childhood obesity, including understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms of metabolic risk related to weight gain in children and evaluating biologic and psychosocial responses to obesity treatment.

Complex Care

Dr. Eyal Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Complex Care

Photo of Eyal CohenEyal Cohen completed his medical training at the University of Toronto in 2000. He trained in paediatrics at SickKids where he was also a chief resident. He came on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine in 2005 after working at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia and completed an M.Sc in health research methodology at McMaster University in 2007. Cohen co-founded the Complex Care Program with his colleagues in the Division of Paediatric Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Julia Orkin, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Complex Care

Photo of Julia OrkinDr. Julia Orkin is a staff physician and the medical director of the Complex Care Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Paediatrics. Her research interests focus on the intersection between health outcomes and poverty with a focus on child health, specifically children with medical complexity. She holds a masters in global health from Oxford University and completed her post-doctoral training at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital with a focus on neighbourhood outcomes on paediatric obesity. She is an active member of the Community Paediatric Section at the Canadian Paediatric Society and is the lead medical director for the Provincial Council of Maternal and Child Health’s Complex Care Kids Ontario Strategy.

Palliative Care

Dr. Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Palliative Care

Photo of Adam RapoportAdam Rapoport is a general paediatrician with a masters in bioethics. In 2009, Adam joined the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital as their paediatric consultant. In July 2011 he became the first Medical Director of the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), the palliative care service at SickKids. PACT provides both inpatient and outpatient palliative care to children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, including grief and bereavement support. In 2013 Adam became Medical Director at Toronto’s first paediatric residential hospice – Emily’s House. Adam’s academic work focuses on the intersection of his three primary interests: paediatrics, palliative care and ethics. Adam is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

 

Dr. Kevin Weingarten, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Palliative Care

Photo of Kevin WeingartenKevin Weingarten trained at Sickkids in the Department of Paediatrics and Haematology/Oncology, before completing a fellowship in Paediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed a masters of bioethics through the Joint Center for Bioethics at the University of Toronto in 2014. He currently splits his clinical time between Oncology and Palliative Care and is the Program Director for the palliative care fellowship at SickKids.

 

Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur, MD, FRCPC
Role: Co-Medical Lead, Palliative Care

Photo of Christina VadeboncoeurDr. Christina Vadeboncoeur is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a Pediatrician who works with the Palliative Care Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She has provided palliative care at CHEO, Roger Neilson House and in the community in Ottawa since 2006.

Operations Team

Dr. Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP
Role: Overall Project Lead

Photo of Jen StinsonJennifer Stinson is the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health and a Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences (CHES) research program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. She is also an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids and an Associate Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Department of Paediatrics, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.

Stinson holds the Peter Lougheed New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and has received the Early Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain (Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood) and Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Dr. Chitra Lalloo, PhD
Role: Research Lead

Photo of Chitra LallooDr. Chitra Lalloo is Research Lead for Paediatric Project ECHO SickKids. Lalloo completed her PhD in Medical Sciences at McMaster University in 2014. Her dissertation was focused on development and validation of Pain-QuILT™, a digital pain mapping tool for the assessment and tracking of pain in adolescents and adults with persistent pain, including chronic pain and arthritis (http://painquilt.com). Lalloo completed a post-doctoral fellowship at SickKids in 2016. She is currently a Research Associate (PI: Dr. Jennifer Stinson), where she is responsible for overseeing pilot randomized controlled trials to evaluate the iCanCope pain self-management platform in youth with arthritis (funded by The Arthritis Society), chronic pain (funded by CIHR), and sickle cell disease (funded by NIH). In the context of Paediatric Project ECHO SickKids, Lalloo is overseeing the design and conduct of a mixed-methods study to evaluate key implementation and performance-related outcomes.

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Dr. Adam McKillop, PhD, 
Role: Project Manager

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Annie Jiwan, MMI, 
Role: Education Coordinator

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Erinn McCarthy, BA, 
Role: Research Coordinator

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Senthoori Sivarajah, BSc, 
Role: Administrative Assistant