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Kate Nelson

Adjunct Scientist ICES Central Life Stage Research Program


Kate Nelson is a staff pediatrician on the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) and a scientist-track researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Kate completed undergraduate degrees in English and chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her medical degree from Harvard. Following a general pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she completed a fellowship in pediatric palliative care at Children's Hospital Boston. She recently completed her PhD in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in supporting family decision-making for children with potentially life-limiting illnesses.

  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Hospital Boston
  • MD, Harvard University
  • BA, English, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BSc, Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • End of life/palliative care
  • Pediatric care
  • Children and youth
  • Staff Physician, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Scientist-track Researcher, SickKids Research Institute

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