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Karen Bailey- 2021

Research Interests

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


  • Academic Division Head - McMaster Children's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • 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

  • Bailey K, Easterbrook B, Blinder H, Hoogenes J, Morrison K. Understanding paediatric patient's attitudes toward weight management: A qualitative study. Paediatr Child Health. 2019; 24(1):e26-e32.
  • GlobalSurg Collaborative. (Cameron, Bailey) Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019; 106(2):e103-e112. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11051.​
  • Thomas H, Yole J, Livingston MH, Bailey K, Cameron BH, VanHouwelingen L. Replacing gastrostomy tubes with collapsible bumpers in pediatric patients: Is it safe to "cut" the tube and allow the bumper to pass enterally? J Pediatr Surg. 2018; 53(5):942-945.
  • Frankfurter C, Cunningham C, Morrison KM, Rimas H, Bailey K. Understanding academic clinicians' intent to treat pediatric obesity. World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. 2017: 6(1):60-68.
  • GlobalSurg Collaborative. Determinants of morbidity and mortality following emergency abdominal surgery in children in low- income and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health. 2016;1:e000091. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2016-000091.​


  • 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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