Dr. Kathy Boutis joined the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2001 as a Clinician Investigator, after completing her pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Boutis has become an internationally recognized thought leader in pediatric emergency medicine whose research on musculoskeletal injuries has challenged dogma is transforming practice. She also links her core research area to other key areas in academic pediatrics - child abuse, radiation exposure, and how trainees learn. Of note is her established work on learning curves and the interpretation of diagnostic images which beautifully combines scholarship in education theory, decision-making, and implementation science. Her work is often published in leading general and pediatric journals and cited amongst top 10 best papers at prominent education and clinical research meetings. Importantly, Dr. Boutis’ accomplishments do not stop with the publication, but rather are often applied at the bedside of patients in emergency departments and in future clinicians in the form of an innovative tool (ImageSim) that provides reality based simulation of visually diagnosed tests. Her work has also been recognized in research awards, most notably the University of Toronto Physician Researcher Award for Scientific Accomplishments.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)
  • Pediatrics
  • Research (Methodology, Funding)