Ken Farion MD, FRCPC


Ken Farion MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Medical Director, Quality & Systems Improvement

Office: 613-737-7600 ext. 2899
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Dr. Ken Farion completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Toronto in 1998 and his pediatric emergency medicine subspecialty training at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) where he has been on staff ever since. He also practiced emergency medicine at The Ottawa Hospital until 2006. 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 through a transformational initiative called CHEOworks. He is also an investigator with the CHEO Research Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Farion has helped to develop and implement innovative improvements to the delivery of emergency care, collaborative care throughout the health system, and new approaches to health administration. He conducts a variety of clinical and health systems research at CHEO while collaborating with other researchers at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa’s Telfer School of Management, as well as across Canada through the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network. Dr. Farion’s interests include health system management, concussion, emergency patient flow, and pain management.

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