Roger Zemek



Dr. Zemek is a Pediatric Emergency physician, a Professor and Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa, a Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, and Director of the CHEO Clinical Research Unit. He holds several national and international leadership positions including Past-Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network, and a member of international committees for concussion including NIH-NINDS, International Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR), and the Canadian Concussion Network.

His program of prospective multicentre research through the PERC network has helped to advance the care and management of pediatric concussion through the derivation and validation of a clinical prediction score for prolonged recovery (5P study), and has helped provide key evidence for the paradigm shift in the acute post-injury management which now recommends the assimilation of early physical activity in order to promote recovery (PedCARE study).  He also has studied asthma, bronchiolitis and COVID through the PERC network.

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