Dr. Martin Osmond
Dr. Martin Osmond is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the CHEO RI. His clinical work is as a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO. He was the CEO and Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) and Vice-President of Research at CHEO from 2009-2019.
Dr. Osmond graduated from McGill University medical school in 1986. He completed a Family Medicine Residency in 1988, and a Pediatric Residency in 1992 at the University of Ottawa. In 1994, he completed a Pediatric Emergency Fellowship at CHEO.
His area of research interest is the evaluation and management of pediatric head injury including the development of decision rules for CT imaging in minor head injury and the prediction of those who will suffer severe post-concussion syndrome.
Dr. Osmond has published 81 peer-reviewed publications, given more than 100 national and international presentations, and received over $7.5 million in grant support from several funding agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Osmond helped found and lead a research network of pediatric emergency physicians across Canada called PERC (Pediatric Emergency Research of Canada). In 2007 he founded the Clinical Research Unit of the CHEO RI which provides comprehensive research advice and consultation on research design and methods of pediatric child health investigators.
Dr. Colin Macarthur
Colin Macarthur MBChB, PhD completed his medical training at the University of Glasgow Scotland, and doctoral training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University, Canada. Dr. Macarthur is currently a Senior Scientist in the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program. From 2012-2017, Dr. Macarthur was Associate Chief Clinical Research at the Hospital for Sick Children, and previous to that (2004-2011), Dr. Macarthur was Vice President Research at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and inaugural Director of the Bloorview Research Institute. Dr. Macarthur is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His area of research interest is the epidemiology and prevention of childhood injury.
Dr. Macarthur has secured operating grant support from CIHR, NSERC, and ONF, and co-authored over 140 original articles. He was a founding a Board Member and Chair of the Quality Committee for Parachute - a national injury prevention organization - and was previously an editorial board member for the journal Injury Prevention.
Dr. Roger Zemek
Roger Zemek, MD, is a Pediatric Emergency Physician practicing at the Children’s Hospital of Ontario (CHEO) in the Emergency Department as well as a Senior Scientist in the CHEO Research Institute. He completed his undergraduate studies in Applied Mathematics at Yale University, and his medical school and pediatric residency at Columbia University in New York City. He moved to Canada for his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training at McGill. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit at CHEO, and is the Vice-Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network. He is the principal investigator on multiple federal peer-reviewed grants, with expertise in pediatric concussion. He led the largest concussion study in the world to date examining the predictors for Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in children suffering a concussion, and led an international team for the development of guidelines for the management of pediatric concussion.