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Karen Bailey

Research Interests

  • Childhood obesity
  • Quality improvement
  • Global health
  • Trauma
  • Intestinal motility
  • Sepsis


  • Active Staff - McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Department of Surgery, Hamilton Ontario
  • Director - Pediatric Trauma Program, McMaster Children's Hospital 

Featured Publications

  • Abdur-Rahman LO, Shawyer A, Vizcarra R, Bailey K, Cameron BH. Do geography and resources influence the need for colostomy in Hirschprung’s disease and anorectal malformations? A Canadian Association of Paediatric Sugeons-Association of paediatric Surgeons of Nigeria survey. Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2014;11(2):150-7. 
  • Kazmi K, Bruin A, Fernandes A, Gopie P, Tatham B, Bailey K, Rambaran M, Cameron BH, Pembeton J. Problem-based learning within surgical clerkship in Guyana: a pilot project. MUMJ. 2014; 11(1):27-30. 
  • Bailey K, Pemberton J, Frankfurter C. Understanding clinician attitudes towards medical and surgical treatment of childhood obesity across Canada: a descriptive qualitative approach. J Pediatr Surg. 2013; 48(5): 1012–1019. 
  • Pemberton J, Frankfurter C, Bailey K, Jones L, Walton JM. Gastrostomy matters—The impact of pediatric surgery on caregiver quality of life. J Pediatr Surg. 2013; 48(5): 963–970. 
  • Pemberton J, Nederveen J, Lamond A, Bailey K, Ratcliffe E, Walton JM. Feasibility of conducting a prospective cohort study in pediatric surgery: introducing the Caregiver quAlity of life of pediatric patients Referred for fEeding tube insertion (CARE) study. J Pediatr Surg. 2012; 47(5):999-1004. 
  • Bailey K. Special considerations in the critically ill morbidly obese child. Critical Care Clinics. 2010; 26(4):699-702. 
  • Bettolli M, De Carli C, Jolin-Dahel K, Bailey K, Khan HF, Sweeney B, Krantis A, Staines WA, Rubin S. Colonic dysmotility in postsurgical patients with Hirshsprung’s disease. Potential significance of abnormalities in the interstitial cells of Cajal and the enteric nervous system. J Pediatr Surg. 2008; 43(8): 1433-8. 
  • Christison--Lagay ER, Hall JF, Wales PW, Bailey K, Terluk A, Goldstein AM, Ein SH, Masiakos PT. Non-operative management of perianal abscess in infants is associated with decreased risk for fistula formation. Pediatrics. 2007;120(3):e548-52. 
  • Bailey KA, Wales P, Gerstle JT. Laparoscopic versus open reduction of intussusception in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2007;42(5):845-48. 
  • Bailey KA, Bass J, Nizalik E, Jimenez C. An unusual case of mesenteric venous thrombosis associated with oral contraceptive use in an adolescent patient. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005; 8(1): 128-31.


  • B.Sc., Roberts Wesleyan College (USA)
  • M.D., McMaster University
  • General Surgery Residency, McMaster University
  • Pediatric Surgery Residency, University of Toronto
  • Masters of Health Management, McMaster University



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