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Valerie G Kirk

Position: 

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 
(403) 955-2923
Address: 

Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB  T3B 6A8

Biography: 

Research Interests:

Val's research interests are focused on the identification, treatment and consequences of sleep disorders in children.  Modification and testing of home-based diagnostic equipment that could replace the current gold standard laboratory polysomnography test is ongoing.  Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in children is a relatively new area, and we are well established leaders in this area.  Factors improving compliance with this treatment and the multidisciplinary approach to supporting families using this treatment for their children is another active area of research.  The role of ancillary diagnostic testing, such as overnight oximetry, in the identification and surveillance of children with sleep apnea and the feasibility of using these results as predictors for surgical outcomes is being examined as well. 

Research Activities: 

Identification, treatment and consequences of sleep disorders in children

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Associations & Fellowships: 
  • FRCPC