Department of Anesthesia

Fiona Campbell BSc, MD, FRCA(UK)
Fiona Campbell
Contact Info
T: (416) 816-7451
F: (416) 813-7543
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
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Clinical Interests
pediatric anesthesia, perioperative patient management

Fiona Campbell is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at 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.

Her clinical focus is in perioperative pain management, and also in the evaluation and treatment of complex chronic pain in children/adolescents and to this end works in SickKids Interprofessional Chronic Pain Program. 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.

She is a mother of five, rides her bike to work and is a competitive squash player!!!


Research Synopsis

Her research programs include (i) utilizing quality improvement methodology to improve pain outcomes for hospitalized children, and (ii) identifying risk factors involved in the transition from acute to chronic pain. Dr. Campbell has recently won a SickKids Centre for Innovation competition, which will enable her to develop an app so that kids will be able to monitor their postoperative pain management in real time on smartphones.

She is involved in pain education initiatives for both Health Professionals, and children and families. Fiona is Senior Editor on the Pain Editorial Board of a SickKIds website for children and families that contains a wealth of information about pain.  She is also the medical lead on the development of an online pediatric pain curriculum for prelicensure students and entry level health professionals, based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Curriculum.

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