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Investigator, CHEO RI
Medical Director, Quality and Systems Improvement, CHEO
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 2318
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Farion is involved in a variety of research projects that cover many clinical and operational/administrative domains. These include a Cochrane systematic review on tissue adhesives; clinical trials of methods to reduce pain and anxiety with IV starts; clinical decision support tools for various clinical scenarios; and concussion management and prediction of patients at risk for post concussive syndrome. Dr. Farion is site investigator for Progut study.
Research Team:
Dr. Ken Farion completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Toronto in 1998 and pediatric emergency medicine subspecialty training at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) where he has been on staff since 1998. He also practiced emergency medicine at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Farion serves as CHEO's Medical Director of Quality and Systems Improvement, working to engage CHEO's staff and physicians in continuous quality improvement initiatives. He is also an investigator with the CHEO Research Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Farion has helped develop and implement innovative improvements to the delivery of emergency care. He conducts a variety of clinical and health-systems research at CHEO while collaborating with other researchers at the University of Ottawa. Telfer School of Management, as well as across Canada through the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network.
Sample Publications:
Stephen B. Freedman, M.D.C.M., Sarah Williamson Urquhart, B.Sc.Kin., Ken J. Farion, M.D., Serge Gouin, M.D.C.M., Andrew R. Willan, Ph.D., Naveen Poonai, M.D., Katrina Hurley, M.D., Philip M. Sherman, M.D., Yaron Finkelstein, M.D., Bonita E. Lee, M.D., Xiao Li Pang, Ph.D., Linda Chui, Ph.D., David Schnadower, M.D., M.P.H., Jianling Xie, M.D., M.P.H., Marc Gorelick, M.D., and Suzanne Schuh, M.D., for the PERC PROGUT Trial Group. Multicenter Trial of a Combination Probiotic for Children with Gastroenteritis. New England Journal of Medicine. 
O'Sullivan D, Wilk S, Kuziemsky C, Michalowski W, Farion K, Kukawka B. Is There a Consensus when Physicians Evaluate the Relevance of Retrieved Systematic Reviews? Methods Inf Med 2016; 55(3):292-298. 
Zemek R, Eady K, Moreau K, Farion KJ, Solomon B, Weiser M, Dematteo C. Knowledge of paediatric concussion among front-line primary care providers. Paediatr Child Health 2014; 19(9):475-480.
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