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Karen Kam

Position: 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Paediatrics
University of Calgary

Phone: 
(403) 955-7818
Address: 

Alberta Children's Hospital
Section of Respiratory Medicine
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary AB T3B 6A8

Research Activities: 

I am examining health services delivery to pediatric patients with complex medical issues, in particular healthcare utilization and costs of current and potential models. First, I am looking at multidisciplinary clinics for patients with severe asthma: its impact on healthcare utilization, and patients and their caregivers' quality of life. I am also interested in technology-dependent children (eg. tracheostomy/ventilation), and hope to establish a database to capture their health outcomes and utilization.

Research Areas: 
Tracheostomy/ventilation; asthma; health economics
Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
  • M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Associations & Fellowships: 
  • FRCPC