Dr. Amita Misir

Dr.-Amita-Misir.jpgEmergency Medicine 

Phone:  519-685-8134
Email:   Amita.Misir@lhsc.on.ca

Dr. Amita Misir is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Canada.  She is also an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), London, Ontario, Canada.  She received her Honours’ Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University (2002) and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Western University (2006).  Following this, she completed her post-graduate training in general paediatrics at McMaster University (2010) and her fellowship in paediatric emergency medicine at University of Ottawa (2012).  She is currently also a candidate in the Masters of Health Research Methodology (MSc HRM) program in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Canada.

Dr. Misir’s interests and experience cover a broad range of areas in education, research and administration.  She has a particular interest in education, knowledge translation and global health.  Currently, she is the Post-graduate Director for the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine where she oversees the training of over 100 post-graduate resident physicians that rotate through the Paediatric Emergency Department annually.  In 2017 she received a Division of Emergency Medicine Award of Excellence for her leadership and work implementing a new simulation based curriculum and evaluation innovations. She recently received a grant for further curriculum development for advanced learners that come through the department.  She was also one of the founders and continuing contributors of the regional Pediatric Emergency Medicine Refresher Course held in London, Ontario (inaugaral meeting 2014) which continues to draw over 100 healthcare providers annually.

Her long-standing interest in global health dates back to medical school where she was active both at home and abroad.  During her paediatrics residency, she was co-investigator and shared the first authorship in a clinical trial in Lusaka, Zambia that studied the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  The published results of the trial have since been used to inform World Health Organization (WHO) policy.  Currently, she is part of a project team titled ‘Training, Support and Access Model (TSAM) in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Rwanda and Burundi’.  This project is a partnership between the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University and the University of Rwanda.  It focuses on addressing an education and training gap for emergency care related to maternal, newborn and child health.  It is sponsored by an $8.9 million grant from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) under their Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health program.