• Goldman, Ran D.


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor and Co-head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology,  Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia 

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

    BC Children's Hospital
    Ambulatory Care Building
    Room D4-226
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Research Areas
    • Pediatric Research in Emergency Therapeutics (PRETx) Program

    Children requiring emergency care have unique and specific needs, especially those with serious and life-threatening emergencies. The field of pediatric emergency medicine has rapidly evolved over the last two decades. Its unique role has dramatically changed the face of the pediatric sub-specialty and set new challenges for therapeutic treatments. This program looks into different aspects of medical therapeutics in the pediatric emergency setting:
    Treatment of Infectious Diseases – Dosing and length of treatment with antibiotics
    Toxicology – Accidental and non-accidental overdose
    Medical Errors – Determining causes and finding ways for prevention
    Adverse Events – Side effects of common over the counter and prescribed drugs; monitoring modalities while under pharmacologic treatment
    Quality Management – Parental and patient compliance with prescribed medications in the emergency setting
    Therapeutic management of pain and sedation in children – Pain management and sedation for procedures in the emergency department and/or post ED visit
    Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Utilization, indications, physician and family attitude, and adverse events
    Translational Therapeutics – From bench to bedside – pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new drugs

    Current Projects

    Goldman RD, Ong M, Macpherson A. Unscheduled Return Visits to the Pediatric Emergency Department – One year experience. Pediatric Emergency Care 2006, 22(8):545-9.

    Goldman RD. Alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be more effective in the treatment of fever in children. Journal of Pediatrics [Invited Commentary] July 2006, 149(1):140-1.

    Goldman RD, Balasubramanian S, Wales P, Mace SE. Pediatric Surgeons and Pediatric Emergency Physician’s Attitudes to Analgesia and Sedation for Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia Reduction. Journal of Pain 2005, 6(10):650-5.

    Goldman RD, Benseler SM, Schneider R. Intra-articular calcifications in a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Archives of Disease in Childhood 200, 90:1033-38.

    Goldman RD, Antoon R, Tait G, Zimmer D, Viegas A, Mounstephen W. Culture Results via the Internet – A novel way for communication after an emergency department visit. Journal of Pediatrics 2005, 147(2):221-6.

    Goldman RD, Macpherson A, Schuh S, Mulligan C, Pirie. Patients who leave the pediatric emergency department without being seen: a case-control study. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2005, 172 (1):39-43.

    Goldman RD. Efficacy and Safety of Acetaminophen versus Ibuprofen for Treating Children’s Pain or Fever. A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Pediatrics 2005, 146(1):142-3.

    Goldman RD, Mehrotra S, Pinto T, Mounstephen W. Follow-Up After a Pediatric Emergency Department Visit: Telephone versus E-Mail? Pediatrics 2004, 114(4):998.

    Friedman J, Goldman RD, Srivastava R, Parkin P. Development of a Clinical Dehydration Scale for Use in Children Between 1 and 36 months of age. Journal of Pediatrics 2004,145(2):201-7.

    Goldman RD, Ko K, Linette LJ, Scolnik D. Antipyretic Efficacy and Safety of Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen in Children. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2003, 38 (Jan04):1-4.

    Selected Publications

    Parkin PC, Macarthur C, Khambalia A, Goldman RD, Friedman JN: Clinical and Laboratory Assessment of Dehydration Severity in Children With Acute Gastroenteritis.  Clinical Pediatrics (Phila). 2010 Apr;49(3):235-9. Epub 2009 Jun 1. PMID: 19487761

    Rogovik AL, Friedman JN, Persaud J, Goldman RD. Bacterial blood cultures in children with sickle cell disease. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 May;28(4):511-4. PMID: 20466235

    Rogovik AL, Persaud J, Friedman JN, Kirby MA, Goldman RD:  Pediatric Vasoocclusive Crisis and Weather Conditions. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jun 23. PMID: 20576392

    Bailey B, Gravel J, Goldman RD, Friedman JN, Parkin PC: External validation of the clinical dehydration scale for children with acute gastroenteritis. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jun;17(6):583-8. PMID: 20624137

    Rogovik AL, Goldman RD: Ketogenic diet for treatment of epilepsy. Child Health Update. June 2010, Volume 56, pp 540-42. PMID: 20547519

    Chung S, Lim R, Goldman RD: Intranasal fentanyl versus placebo for pain in children during catheterization for voiding cystourethrography. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jul;40(7):1236-40. PMID: 20180109

    Cheng A, Goldman RD, Abu Aish M, Kissoon N: A Simulation-Based Acute Care Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Training Programs. Pediatric Emergency Care Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Jul;26(7):475-80. PMID: 20577139

    Goldman RD:  Child Health Update: Codeine for acute cough.  Canadian Family Physician. Vol 56 December 2010 pp1293-4. PMID: 21156892

    Goldman RD, Vohra S, Rogovik AL: Vitamin use among children attending a Canadian pediatric emergency department. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Feb;25(1):131-7. PMID: 20199586

    Rogovik A, Goldman RD:  Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric obesity.  Can Fam Physician. 2011 February; 57(2): 195–197. PMID: 21642717
    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members