Overview

I am interested in ensuring that pediatricians provide high quality, family centered care for hospitalized children. My research at BC Children's Hospital focuses on understanding quality gaps and patient safety risks in the hospital environment, and developing collaborative solutions to address these. Currently, I work closely with the antimicrobial stewardship program, where I study how we can optimize our use of antibiotic treatment for hospitalized children, and how the emergence of antibiotic resistance affects patient care and outcomes. I am also working on a project to improve vaccination rates for children at high risk of severe infection, including hospitalized children who often miss out on routine vaccines.

Publications

Placing Equity at the Core of Global Health Research: Time for an Expanded Ethical Framework?
Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics
Kristopher T. Kang, Niranjan Kissoon, Ashley Roberts
DOI: 10.1007/s40746-015-0019-3
04/2015

Management of Influenza Infection in Children and Pregnant Women in BC, An Update
British Columbia Medical Journal
2015

Systems for Pediatric Sepsis: A Global Survey
West Indian Medical Journal
KT Kang, HK Chandler, V Espinosa, N Kissoon
DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2013.326
10/2014

Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience.
Heart rhythm
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.04.033
PubMed: 24769425
08/2014

Current management of focal atrial tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience.
Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology
DOI: 10.1161/circep.113.001423
PubMed: 25015944
08/2014

Research

Current Projects
Epidemiology and management of gram negative infections in children at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital. This work includes several clinical research studies to explore the incidence, epidemiology, management, and outcomes of gram negative infections, as well as to understand the risk factors associated with multidrug resistance.

Targeting inpatients to increase vaccination rates for children at risk of severe infection. This is a quality improvement initiative to address the problem of undervaccination in hospitalized children. This project is supported through the Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine and involves collaboration with the Vaccine Evaluation Center.

Implementation and evaluation of a modified algorithm for oseltamivir use to treat influenza infection. This is a combined quality improvement/clinical research study designed to improve evidence-based care and clinical outcomes for children and pregnant women with influenza infection.

Honours & Awards

Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine, 2016

UBC Pediatric Postgraduate Medical Education Award, "Rookie of the Year", 2016