Samina Ali

I am an FEC Member and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with a cross appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine. I would describe myself as a clinician scientist and as an administrator. My job description is 30% clinical activity, 30% research, 30% administration and 10% education.

I have over 14 years' experience as a pediatric emergency physician. During this time I coordinated the creation of an online patient-care education handouts for use across the Edmonton Zone. I also have been the recipient of a humanism award.

In the area of education I have been the Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Training for 10 years, and have led two successful RC accreditations. I have also been the primary research supervisor to approximately 15 PGME trainees over the last decade.

As a researcher, I have been responsible for creating a research program in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the treatment of children’s pain and have acquired national and provincial funding for this program. I have also published over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of children’s emergency mental health and acute pain treatment and assessment.

During my current appointment as Assistant Dean, Professionalism I have been responsible for creating and leading the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s Office of Professionalism and successfully implementing the “Professionalism Button”.  Prior to my current appointment, I was Director of Professionalism, Undergraduate Medical Education, and participated in a successful CACMS/LCME accreditation.

I would be willing to provide mentoring for those involved in education administration, pediatric emergency medicine practitioners, and as well as for someone with a modest sized research portfolio (~30% or less).