Quynh Doan is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), a Clinician Scientist with the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), and an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Having recently been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, Quynh will be focusing much of her time on her research program, which is comprised of projects evaluating pediatric emergency department patterns of use, the quality of the care provided, and the efficiency of service delivery. She aims to answer questions pertaining to the population's need for pediatric emergency care, how well the healthcare system is equipped to meet this need, and how can we maintain or improve the quality and value of the care provided to children and families seeking help in emergency settings.
As a member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Quynh is the BCCH site investigator for many PERC multi-center studies. She is also the PERC representative and BC lead physician for the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) network, a national collaboration between pediatric emergency departments and general community emergency departments, which aims to exchange knowledge in pediatric emergency medicine to facilitate evidenced based care of children treated in general emergency departments. Quynh’s interests in health services delivery efficiencies led her to become an executive member of the section of Emergency Medicine with Doctors of BC. She is also one of their representatives on the BC Ministry of Health Emergency Services Advisory Committee. With this committee, Quynh contributes to exploring all aspects of ED overcrowding, whether it be causes or potential solutions.