• Sabhaney , Vikram


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
    Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
    Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Degrees / Designations

    BSc, MD, FRCPC

    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Christina Tou
    Assistant Phone
    604-875-2345 ext. 7333
    Mailing Address

    Emergency Department, BC Children's Hospital 
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Trauma, pain experience/management, sedation, pediatric emergency care


    Children and youth frequently present to the emergency department with injuries. Despite being a common reason to seek medical attention, optimal management strategies to minimize discomfort and pain are not fully understood yet. My research aims to better understand bone injuries in children, and improve the quality of pain management and sedation that is received in the emergency department while being treated for the injury.

    Current Projects

    Procedural Sedation RCT: prospective RCT of Propofol + Ketamine (Ketofol) vs Propofol + Fentanyl (Fentofol) for reduction of long-bone fractures. Recruiting any long bone fracture age 3-17 requiring procedural sedation for reduction.

    Selected Publications
    • Doan Q, Sabhaney V, Kissoon N, Sheps S, Singer J. A systematic review: the role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency department. Emerg Med Australas 2011(1); 23:7-15. PMID: 21284809 

    • Doan Q, Sabhaney V, Kissoon N, Johnson D, Sheps S, Singer J. The role of physician assistants in a pediatric emergency department: A center review and survey. Pediatr Emerg Care 2012; 28(8):783-8. PMID: 22858750

    • Fiedrich E, Sabhaney V, Lui J, Pinsk M. Assessment of ondansetron-associated hypokalemia in pediatric oncology patients. ISRN Oncology 2012:798239. PMID: 23050164

    • Sabhaney V, Goldman RD. Management of dog bites in children. Can Fam Physician 2012; 58(10):1094-6. PMID: 23064918

    • Sabhaney V, Enarson P, Irwin AD, Carrol ED, Schuetz P, Briel M, Bucher HC, Mueller B. Commentaries on ‘Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections’ with a response from the review authors. Evid Based Child Health 2013; 8(4):1372-5. PMID: 23877945 

    • Tripathi RR, Doan Q, Sabhaney V, Boutis K. Accuracy of the weight-for-age index in identifying obese children in the emergency setting. Journal of Research in Obesity 2014:558641.

    • Sabhaney V, Boutis K, Yang G, Barra L, Tran TT, Doan Q. Bone Fractures in Children: Is there an association with obesity? J Pediatr 2014; 165(2): 313-8.e1. PMID: 24836073

    • 2011   "Effect of Body Mass Index on the Risk of Fractures in Children"  $1,000 from BCCH Emergency Department

    • 2011 - 2012  "Effect of Body Mass Index on the Risk of Fractures in Children"  $3,850.00 from BC Children's Hospital Research Institute iACT

    Honours & Awards
    • 2013 Child and Family Research Institute Trainee Research Award – recipient for outstanding achievement by a clinical subspecialty resident or fellow.

    • 2011-2012 BC Children’s Hospital PEM Fellowship Teacher of the Year Award

    • 2008 Emergency Physicians Society of Edmonton Booker Award, University of Alberta – recipient for highest performance during emergency medicine rotation.

    Research Group Members