Dr. Samina Ali


Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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About Me

I am a Professor of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, as well as a practicing pediatric emergency physician. I have completed a General Pediatrics residency from Memorial University, and Emergency Medicine sub-specialty training from McGill University.

I hold provincial and national funding for the study of children's acute care and emergencies. I supervise many learners in both clinical and research realms.

I was the program director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine from 2003-2008, and again from 2010-2013. I was the Director of Professionalism for UME from 2010-2013, and the Assistant Dean, Professionalism for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry from 2013-2016.


My research program is focused on improving children's pain and distress, mainly as it relates to emergency department visits and procedures. There are many ways to improve the pain experience for children in both hospitals and the community. I focus my efforts on determining what works best, and how best to help the community adopt it.

Research Keywords

clinical trials, digital technology, distraction, emergency department, fracture, medical record review, mental health, pediatrics, opioid medication, pain measurement, pediatric pain, pediatric sedation, procedural pain, substance abuse, pediatrics, survey methodology

Team Members

Manasi Rajagopal (Program Lead)

Mithra Sivakumar (Research Coordinator)

Research Students: Keon Ma, Robin Manaloor, Claudia Maki, Manisha Bharadia

Research Trainees: Dr. Esther Jun, Dr. George Slim

Knowledge Broker: Dr. Elise Reiter