McMaster University

McMaster University

April KamDr. April Kam

Assistant Professor

Ph: 905.521.2100 x 75621

Fax: 905.524.5707


Research Theme & Keywords

Patient Safety, Clinical Ethics, Global Health, Child Advocacy, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Education

Research Program Overview

Research focused on education in the areas of post graduate training, ethics, global health and quality improvement in the paediatric emergency department.

Current Projects:

  • Ethics needs assessment in the emergency department.
  • Implementation of multisource feedback in post-graduate education.
  • Pool fencing advocacy for the prevention of paediatric drownings.
  • Mindfulness based stress reduction in post-graduate education.
  • Using process mapping to decrease urinary tract infection in the emergency department.
  • Pediatric emergency preparedness in community physician’s offices: a national survey.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Pernica JM, Mah JK, Kam AJ. “Canadian pediatricians’ prescribing practices for community-acquired pneumonia.” Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 May;53(5):493-6.
  2. Johnston BC, Donen R, Pooni A, Pond J, Xie F, Giglia L, Kam A, Bhamber A, Bami K, Patel Y, Guyatt GH. “Conceptual framework for health-related quality of life assessment in acute gastroenteritis.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar;56(3):280-9.
  3. Mikrogianakis A, Kam A, Silver S, Bakanisi B, Henao O, Okrainec A, Azzie G. “Telesimulation: an innovative and effective tool for teaching novel intraosseous insertion techniques in developing countries.” Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;18(4):420-7.
  4. Kam AJ, Leal J, Freedman SB. “Pediatric cellulitis: success of emergency department short-course intravenous antibiotics.” Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Mar;26(3):171-6.
  5. Kam AJ, Manini AF, Nelson LS. “First, remove the offending agent.” Am J Cardiol. 2008 Aug 1;102(3):370-1.
  6. Kam A, Ford-Jones L, Malloy P, Khan K, Kitai I. “Active tuberculosis among adolescents in Toronto, Canada: clinical features and delays in diagnosis.” Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Apr;26(4):355-6
  7. Nowaczyk MJ, Zeesman S, Kam A, Taylor SA, Carter RF, Whelan DT. “Boy with 47,XXY,del(15)(q11.2q13) karyotype and Prader-Willi syndrome: a new case and review of the literature.” Am J Med Genet A. 2004 Feb 15;125A(1):73-6.
  8. Hughes J, Kam A, Grewal R, Dossa F, Audcent T, McLaren M, Khemani E, Penner J. “Peace-through-health and Health Sciences Education: Teaching Students New Skills.” In: Peace Through Health, The McMaster-Lancet Challenge Conference. 2001.

Accepted for Publication

Van Diepen, K, Almeida, C, Kam AJ. “An Interesting Case of Viral Pericarditis”. Pediatric Emergency Care. Mar 12, 2014.

Secondary Contact

Maria Rosa Gouveia
phone: 905-521-2100 x 73750
Title: Program Assistant, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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