Erika Bariciak


Erika Bariciak
Assistant Professor and Neonatologist

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Erika Bariciak


Dr. Bariciak is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. She is an academic neonatologist practicing in the NICUs at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital General Campus. Her research focuses on the study of neonatal renal physiology, necrotizing enterocolitis, and the development and clinical application of computer-based prediction models and decision support tools using artificial intelligence at the bedside.

Research interests

  • Involved in a clinical trial investigating the link between neonatal renal biomarkers and the development of hypertension
  • Researching the use of thermographic imaging to detect early necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Other projects include:
    • Development of a computer-based decision support tool to predict obstetrical outcomes (pre-term birth, operative delivery, perinatal mortality)
    • Computer based system for real-time alerts based on predictions of neonatal outcomes (necrotizing enterocolitis, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, mortality, Intraventricular hemorrhage, prolonged ventilation and prolonged NICU admission)
    • Computer-based decision support tool to help parents and physicians with difficult management decisions in the NICU

Patient Population

Level 3 NICU care of extremely premature infants in both an inborn and outworn setting, stabilization and care of neonates with surgical, cardiac and multisystem issues.


Medical degree at Western University in 1999. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and her subspecialty training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2004.


2015-2020 NSERC Discovery Grant: $117,000 Development and Knowledge Translation of Decision-Support tools. Froze M, Bariciak E, Gilchrist J. 

Selected Publications

  • Filler G, Lopes L, Harrold J, Bariciak E. “β-trace protein may be a more suitable marker of neonatal renal function”, Clin Nephrol. 81(4):269-76. doi: 10.5414/CN108089, 2014 Apr.
  • Filler G, Grimmer J, Huang S, Bariciak E. “Cystatin C for the assessment of GFR in neonates with congenital renal anomalies”, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 27(9):3382-4, 2012 Sept.
  • Bariciak E, Yasin A, Harrold J, Walker M, Lepage N, Filler G.  “Preliminary Reference Intervals for Cystatin-C and Beta-trace Protein in Preterm and Term Neonates”, Clinical Biochemistry. 44(13):1156-9, 2011 Sept.
  • Frize M, Bariciak E, Gilchrist J. PPADS: Physician-PArent Decision-Support for Neonatal Intensive Care. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:23-7.
  • Gilchrist G, Frize M, Ennett C, Bariciak E. Performance Evaluation of Various Storage
  • Formats for Clinical Data Repositories. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM), Vol. 60, No. 10, October 2011, pp 3244-3252.
  • Herry C, Frize M, Bariciak E. “Assessment of Abdominal Temperature Change in NEC and Healthy Premature Newborns”. Proceedings of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC 2011), September 2011, Budapest, Hungary, 2011.
  • Ntonfo G, Frize M, Bariciak E.  Detection of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Newborns using Abdominal Thermal Signature Analysis.  IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA) 2015, Torino, Italy, May 7-9, 2015., Torino, Italy, May 7-9, 2015.
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