I am a general pediatrician with an interest in how the healthcare system works. My research explores areas where the healthcare system helps or harms the health of children and youth. This includes investigating the rules and policies of the healthcare system itself, and also includes investigating how hospitals can be made as safe and effective as possible.


Pediatric Lipid Screening and Treatment in Canada: Practices, Attitudes, and Barriers
Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Khoury, M. and Rodday, A.M. and Mackie, A.S. and Gill, P. and McLaughlin, T. and Harris, K.C. and Wong, P. and McCrindle, B.W. and Birken, C.S. and de Ferranti, S.D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cjca.2020.05.035

Pharmacare in Canada: The paediatric perspective
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
McLaughlin, T. and Jong, G. and Gilpin, A. and Hepburn, C.M.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxz176

Pharmacare in Canada: The paediatric perspective,L'assurance médicaments au Canada: Le point de vue de la pédiatrie
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
McLaughlin, T. and Jong, G. and Gilpin, A. and Hepburn, C.M.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxz177

All-terrain vehicle serious injuries and death in children and youth: A national survey of canadian paediatricians
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Gill, P.J. and Mclaughlin, T. and Rosenfield, D. and Hepburn, C.M. and Yanchar, N.L. and Beno, S.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy059

Case 2: Weight lost... and found
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
McLaughlin, T. and Korenblum, C. and Loverdos, I. and Toulany, A.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/19.8.e118

A predeployment trauma team training course creates confidence in teamwork and clinical skills: a post-Afghanistan deployment validation study of Canadian Forces healthcare personnel.
The Journal of trauma
McLaughlin T and Hennecke P and Garraway NR and Evans DC and Hameed M and Simons RK and Doucet J and Hansen D and Annand S and Bell N and Brown DR
DOI: 10.1097/ta.0b013e318232e9e7
PubMed: 22072008

High-throughput analysis of single hematopoietic stem cell proliferation in microfluidic cell culture arrays
Nature Methods
Lecault, V. and Vaninsberghe, M. and Sekulovic, S. and Knapp, D.J.H.F. and Wohrer, S. and Bowden, W. and Viel, F. and McLaughlin, T. and Jarandehei, A. and Miller, M. and Falconnet, D. and White, A.K. and Kent, D.G. and Copley, M.R. and Taghipour, F. and Eaves, C.J. and Humphries, R.K. and Piret, J.M. and Hansen, C.L.
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.1614


Pharmaceutical Coverage and Availability for Children
Canadian children and youth have worse access to struggle to effective, palatable, and affordable medications than their peers in other Western nations, and I am interested in researching the causes, consequences, and solutions to this problem. I have recently authored a position statement for the Canadian Paediatric Society on pharmaceutical coverage for children in Canada. I am interested in further exploring how different jurisdictions in Canada compare in their pharmaceutical coverage, and how that impacts children and youth.

Reducing Unnecessary Inpatient Length-of-Stay for Children at Acute Care Hospitals
By some estimates, many children are admitted to hospital unnecessarily, in order to expedite tests or treatments that can be provided in outpatient settings. This increases costs and is also difficult for children and their families. I am exploring innovative ways of reducing unnecessary inpatient length-of-stay.

Honours & Awards

2019-2021 - Hudson Scholar (BC Children's Hospital)

2020 - Hospital Pediatrician of the Year (BC Children's Hospital)

2018 - "Rookie of the Year" (BC Children's Hospital)

2017-2019 - Frank Knox Fellow (Harvard University)

2017 - Michael Ondaatje Teaching Award (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)

Research Group Members

Jack Ho, Undergraduate Research Assistant