Roger Zemek MD, FRCPC


Roger Zemek MD, FRCPC
Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, University of Ottawa, Director, Clinical Research Unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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Dr. Roger Zemek completed his undergraduate studies in Applied Mathematics at Yale University, and his medical school and pediatric residency at Columbia University in New York City, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at McGill University at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. As well as being a pediatric emergency physician practicing at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), he as a Senior Scientist in the CHEO Research Institute and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute.  He is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit and is the Scientific Director for the Evidence to Practice program at the CHEO RI.  He 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 prospective 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 that developed guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion. In addition to his work in pediatric concussion, he is an investigator for several national pediatric asthma research studies.

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