• Rayar, Meera


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations

    BHSc, MD

    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room B315
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Childhood Cancer
    • Late effects for Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    • Pediatric Health Care Delivery models
    • Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation

    My research focus is exploring the treatment and outcomes of patients with childhood cancer or chronic hematological conditions. In particular, I am interested in exploring how health care delivery models and health care policies influence patient’s medical outcomes. I am also interested in how patients and families report their experiences with their illness and health care encounters and how their illness affects their quality of life. In order to examine these areas, I use a combination of clinical research methodology, administrative databases as well as evaluations of existing health care programs.

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    1. Banglawala SM, Schlosser RJ, Storck T, Morella K, Chandra R, Khetani J, Poetker DM, Rayar M, Rudmik L, Sautter NB, Sommer D, Smith TL, Soler ZM. Qualitative Development of the Sinus Control Test: A Survey Evaluating Sinus Symptom Control.  International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology.  2016;6(5):491-9

    2. Cheng S, Rayar M, Punnett A. Do we need a formalized Humanism and Professionalism Curriculum in paediatric hematology and oncology training? Paediatric Blood and Cancer. 2015; 62(11):2062.

    3. Rayar M, Webber CE, Nayiager T, Sala A, Barr RD. Sacropenia in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Journal of Paediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2013; 35(2): 98-102.  

    4. Rayar MS, Nayiager T, Webber CE, Barr RD, Athale UH. Predictors of bony morbidity in children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Paediatric Blood and Cancer. 2012;59(1):77-82.

    5. Ratnapalan S, Rayar MS, Crawley M. Educational services in hospitalized children. Paediatrics and Child Health 2009; 14(7):433-34.
    Honours & Awards

    Clinicial Graduate Degree Scholarship
    Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship
    Clinical Research Fellowship Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario 

    Research Group Members