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Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Chief, Division of Neurology, CHEO
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 1605
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Movement Disorders: Dr. Doja is interested in helping to establish evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome and in looking at the portrayal of Tourette Syndrome in the media. He is also interested in the epidemiolgy of dopa-responsive dystonia.

Medical Education: Using qualitative and quantitative methodology, as well as simulation, Dr. Doja is interested in studying publication patterns in medical education, the impact of the Hidden Curriculum, and novel ways of assessing competence in the treatment of acute stroke.
Dr. Doja is an Associate Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at CHEO. His research interests include evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome and the portrayal of Tourette Syndrome in the media. Medical education research interests include bibliometric studies and the hidden curriculum.
Sample Publications:
Assessment and Treatment of Oppositional Behaviour, Conduct Problems, and Aggression in Children and Adolescents: Creation and Dissemination of a National Curriculum. Pringsheim T, Andrade B, Doja A, Gorman DA.
Can J Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;62(6):431-432. doi: 10.1177/0706743716679818. Epub 2017 Apr 7. No abstract available.

Compound heterozygous mutations in the gene PIGP are associated with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy. Johnstone DL, Nguyen TT, Murakami Y, Kernohan KD, Tétreault M, Goldsmith C, Doja A, Wagner JD, Huang L, Hartley T, St-Denis A, le Deist F, Majewski J, Bulman DE; Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Kinoshita T, Dyment DA, Boycott KM, Campeau PM. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 May 1;26(9):1706-1715. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx077.

Lumbar puncture simulation in pediatric residency training: improving procedural competence and decreasing anxiety. McMillan HJ, Writer H, Moreau K A, Eady K, Sell E, Lobos AT, Grabowski J, Doja A. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Aug 8;16:198. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0722-1.

Real-World Implementation of a Standardized Handover Program (I-PASS) on a Pediatric Clinical Teaching Unit. Huth K, Hart F, Moreau K, Baldwin K, Parker K, Creery D, Aglipay M, Doja A. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Aug;16(6):532-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.05.143. Epub 2016 May 14.

What is the Future of Pediatric Neurology in Canada? Resident and Faculty Perceptions of Training and Workforce Issues. Doja A, Clarkin C, Whiting S, Moharir M. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jul;43(4):549-53. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.6. Epub 2016 Mar 14.

Canadian Paediatric Neurology Workforce Survey and Consensus Statement.
Doja A, Orr SL, McMillan HJ, Kirton A, Brna P, Esser M, Tang-Wai R, Major P, Poulin C, Prasad N, Selby K, Weiss SK, Yeh EA, Callen DJ. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 May;43(3):402-9. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.360. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

Life imitating art: depictions of the hidden curriculum in medical television programs. Stanek A, Clarkin C, Bould MD, Writer H, Doja A. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Sep 26;15:156. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0437-8.

The hidden and informal curriculum across the continuum of training: A cross-sectional qualitative study. Doja A, Bould MD, Clarkin C, Eady K, Sutherland S, Writer H. Med Teach. 2016;38(4):410-8. dos: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1073241. Epub 2015 Aug 14.
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