Fiona is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is Co-Director of the Pain Centre at SickKids, and in this role leads in developing strategic initiatives to improve pain outcomes for children. The Pain Centre achieved ChildKind certification in 2014. She Co-chairs the Ontario Pediatric Chronic Pain Advisory Network in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health – with the aim of developing a provincial strategy to improve services for children with Chronic Pain. This year she has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Pain Society.
Her clinical focus is in the management of complex chronic pain in children. Her research interests are knowledge translation on pain in children, and factors influencing the transition from acute to chronic pain. Fiona has recently won a SickKids Innovation competition, which will enable her to develop a smartphone app to enable kids to monitor and self-manage postoperative pain ‘in the moment’.
She is involved in pain education initiatives for health-care professionals including the development of an Online Pediatric Pain Curriculum, and is Senior Editor on the Pain Editorial Board of AboutKidsHealth, a SickKids website for children and families. She is a mother of five, rides her bike to work and is a competitive squash player.