We are pleased to announce that Dr. Quyhn Doan is a recipient of the prestigious Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award, Health Services Category for her research: Emergency Department overcrowding: Determinants, measures and pediatric outcomes.
Dr. Doan is an emergency pediatrician practicing at BC Children’s Hospital. She graduated from McGill University medical school in 1998 and completed her pediatric residency at UBC in 2002. After working as a community pediatrician for two years, she pursued studies in the Masters of Health Sciences program at UBC, followed by subspecialty training in pediatric emergency medicine. She recently completed her studies in the PhD program at the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her thesis consisted of studies examining various aspects surrounding the integration of Physician Assistants to Canadian pediatric emergency departments as a means to addressing Emergency Department congestion.
Her research program is now comprised of projects evaluating pediatric emergency department patterns of use, the quality of the care provided and the efficiency of our service delivery. She aims to answer questions pertaining to the population’s need for pediatric emergency care, how well our healthcare system is equipped to meet this need, and how can we maintain or improve the quality and value of the care provided to children and families seeking help in emergency settings.